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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Leo Tolstoy (novel)
Bernard Rose (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 April 1997 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In a world of power and privilege, one woman dared to obey her heart.
Plot:
Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sophie Marceau ... Anna Karenina

Sean Bean ... Vronsky

Alfred Molina ... Levin

Mia Kirshner ... Kitty

James Fox ... Karenin

Fiona Shaw ... Lydia

Danny Huston ... Stiva

Phyllida Law ... Vronskaya

David Schofield ... Nikolai
Saskia Wickham ... Dolly
Jennifer Hall ... Betsy
Anna Calder-Marshall ... Princess Schcherbatksy
Valerie Braddell ... Ambassador's Wife

Petr Shelokhonov ... Kapitonich (as Pyotr Sholokhov)
Niall Buggy ... Doctor

Anthony Calf ... Serpuliovskoy

Vernon Dobtcheff ... Pestov
Hamish Falconer ... Seriozha
Stefan Gryff ... Korunsky
Barbara Horne ... Miss Edwards
Larissa Kouznetsova ... Agatha

Jeremy Sheffield ... Boris

Justine Waddell ... Countess Nordston
Mikhail Khmelyov ... Mahotin (as Mikail Hmelev)
Yuliya Krasnova ... Annushka (as Julia Krasnova)
Ludmila Kurepova ... Sorokina
German Maksimov ... Priest
Tatyana Zakharova ... Midwife (as Tatiana Zaharova)
Sergei Shcherbin ... Korney (as Sergei Scherbina)
Gelena Ivliyeva ... Lizaveta (as Gelena Ivleva)
Vadim Sadovnikov ... Inn Priest (as Father Vadim Sadovnikov)
Sergei Parshin ... Doctor's Doorman
Valeriy Kukhareshin ... Specialist Doctor
Nora Gryakalova ... Myagkaya
Oleg Kosminsky ... Titus
Victor Gurianov ... Peasant
Igor Yefimov ... Servant (as Igor Efimov)
Konstantin Lukashov ... Moscow Railway Worker
Aleksandra Lavrova ... Young Anna (as Alexandra Lavrova)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kseniya Rappoport ... Maria (as Ksenia Rappoport)
Leonti Varentsov ... Peasant

Directed by
Bernard Rose 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Leo Tolstoy (novel)

Bernard Rose (screenplay)

Produced by
Bruce Davey .... producer
Jim Lemley .... associate producer
Stephen McEveety .... executive producer
Vladimir Zhelezniakov .... assistant producer
 
Cinematography by
Daryn Okada (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Victor Du Bois 
 
Casting by
Marion Dougherty 
 
Production Design by
John Myhre 
 
Art Direction by
Sergei Shemyakin 
 
Set Decoration by
Marthe Pineau 
 
Costume Design by
Maurizio Millenotti 
 
Makeup Department
Roy Bryson .... hair stylist
Lydia Milars .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Chris Silver Finigan .... co-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Carter .... third assistant director
Mark Cotone .... assistant director
Martin Krauka .... second second assistant director
Laura Nisbet .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Olga Alymova .... art department coordinator
James Edward Ferrell Jr. .... set art director
Candi Guterres .... property master
Tracy Michele Tabb .... graphic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Linda Di Franco .... foley editor
Christopher Flick .... foley editor
Albert Gasser .... sound editor
Peter Glossop .... production sound mixer
Rich Green .... foley artist
Nigel Holland .... sound designer
Nils C. Jensen .... sound effects editor
Steve Kohler .... sound
Adam Kopald .... sound effects editor
Lilya Korolova .... sound assistant
Val Kuklowsky .... sound editor
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recording mixer
Shaun Mills .... boom operator
Piero Mura .... sound editor
John Murray .... foley editor
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Todd Toon .... supervising sound editor
Dan Yale .... foley editor
Dean A. Zupancic .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Draycott .... special effects technician
Andy Williams .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Oleg Botin .... stunts
Graeme Crowther .... stunt coordinator
Zed Korshoonoff .... stunts
Sergei Shulga .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ivan Alekseev .... dolly grip
John Boccaccio .... first assistant camera
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
Mike Hodges .... key grip
Jack McCollum .... best boy electric
Anatoliy Neznanov .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Douglas Wright .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giovanni Casalnuovo .... assistant costume designer
Deirdre N. Williams .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Maria Montoreano .... associate film editor
David Orr .... color timer
Brad Watson .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Dean Beville .... music editor
D. Chris Smith .... music editor
Georg Solti .... music director (as Sir Georg Solti)
John Stronach .... music supervisor
William Jacobs .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Michael Beche .... location manager
Pablo Ferro .... title designer
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist
Charles Kaye .... executive assistant: to Sir Georg Solti
Shauna L. Kroen .... assistant accountant
Yuliya Sobolevskaya .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Gerardo Sacco .... special thanks: Jewelry
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina" - International (English title) (complete title), UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and some sensuality/nudity
Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Peru:14 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 (video rating) | UK:15 (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) | USA:PG-13

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sean Bean was chosen by the director Bernard Rose to play Count Vronsky because Rose had seen him playing the role of Richard Sharpe in the Sharpe's series on British television - the director thought he looked natural in a period-military uniformSee more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Although the film claims to be set in the 1880s, the book must be set earlier than that because it was published in 1875.See more »
Quotes:
Anna Karenina:What are you doing here?
Vronsky:You know that I have come to be where you are. I cannot help myself.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35See more »

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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
This is one of my favorites, 12 August 2005
Author: dixxiedarlin911 from United States

I disagree that this was terrible. I am a big time historical movie and costume buff, so I watch everything I can get my hands on and there is hardly a period drama I have not seen. I have also read the book. While the story line of the movie doesn't necessarily follow the novel, I am still sucked into it every time I see it. I found their chemistry wonderful, the costumes lovely and very period accurate, the music and cinematography fabulous. I have seen it over a dozen times (bought the DVD) and STILL never get bored. Sophia Marceau was a perfect choice in my opinion. She is classically beautiful, and the right combination of all the elements that made her character.....chaste wife turned star crossed lover, strong, confidant woman melted to vulnerable young girl. I adored Sean Bean also. I found him totally believable, and I fail to understand how anyone even remotely interested in period dramas could fail to appreciate this film.

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