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Onegin (1999)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  19 November 1999 (UK)
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In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally,... See full summary »

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In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is introduced to the young Tatiana. A passionate and virtuous girl, she soon falls hopelessly under the spell of the aloof newcomer and professes her love for him. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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Rated R for brief violence and a sexual image | See all certifications »

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Онегин  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,855 (USA) (17 December 1999)

Gross:

$183,821 (USA) (31 March 2000)
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Martha Fiennes, the director, Ralph Fiennes, the star and executive director, and Magnus Fiennes, the composer, are all siblings. Additionally, another sister, Sophie Fiennes, Martha's husband, George Tiffin, Ralph's partner, Francesca Annis, and Magnus' wife Maya Fiennes, were all involved in the film. See more »

Goofs

The song played at Tatiana's Naming Day feast - "On the Hills of Manchuria" - could not be played there, as the movie is set in the first half of the 19th century, and the song was written only in 1906 (and named after tragic events of the Russian-Japanese war of 1904-1905 years). See more »

Quotes

Olga Larina: You've just taken your own rook.
Vladimir Lensky: Have I?
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Mir ist so wunderbar
from the opera "Fidelio"
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Ingeborg Hallstein, Christa Ludwig, Gerard Unger, Gottlob Frick
The Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Otto Klemperer
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Brooding, visual masterpiece!
21 July 2000 | by (Santa Monica, CA) – See all my reviews

Although I saw this film several months ago, its images and characters remain vividly with me. Martha Fiennes, as a first time feature director, certainly understands the visual medium she is dealing with. The scenes of snow and mist over water, are a significant contrast to the sumptuous indoor scenes, as though nature itself reflects what lies in the human heart...that all the wealth and lavishness created by man cannot assuage. Ms Fiennes very wisely saw this verse play as a vehicle for her talented brother, Ralph. His ability to portray a brooding, alienated...yet passionate man is extraordinary, in my opinion. Although Liv Tyler is very beautiful and was a knock-out in that red ball dress, I wasn't as convinced by her performance as others who have posted here. I would have preferred an English actress, Polly Walker, perhaps. In any case, I loved this film and have every intention of seeing it again.


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