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The Cherry Orchard (1999)

 -  Drama  -  12 January 2000 (France)
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Madame Ranevskaya (Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage... See full summary »

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Madame Ranevskaya (Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial, she continues living in the past, deluding herself and her family, while the beautiful cherry trees are being axed down by the re-possessor Lopakhin (Teale), her former serf, who has his own agenda. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Also Known As:

La cerisaie  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,738 (USA) (22 February 2002)

Gross:

$131,188 (USA) (4 October 2002)
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Helen Mirren was supposed to play the part of Ranyevskaya, eventually played by Charlotte Rampling. She was involved with the project from the very beginning and even attended the rehearsals. But when director 'Michael Cacoyannis' announced that no one was to leave Bulgaria during the 3 months of filming she pulled out. See more »

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Version of La cerisaie (1972) See more »

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String Quartet No 3
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Chamber Orchestra Kremlin
Conducted by Misha Rachlevsky
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Re: I bloody loved it!
7 July 2005 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

From the previous reviews I gather that this is where the elite meet to bleat. I wish those who are so afflicted by nearly everything in this lovely film could spell a bit better. I have seen several stage versions of this play, and I have read the play, so I was prepared to see the film. I agree with whoever it was who said it would appeal best to those who had seen or read the play and that is true. Not every film is for the popcorn crowd. I loved the atmosphere and that is something you cannot get in a stage play. How can acres of cherry trees in blossom be offensive to anyone? That falling-down hunting lodge seemed just right for that decaying family. The costumes were beautiful. There is not a single character in the story whom anyone could actually like, it's true, but by the end of the story you have been told so many things about them, if you pay attention, you can believe in them, which is better at times than merely being able to 'like' them. I believe Chekhov would have approved it.


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