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Anton Chekhov (play)
Mihalis Kakogiannis (screenplay)
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Release Date:
12 January 2000 (France) See more »
Madame Ranevskaya (Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Tedious cinematic experience. See more (16 total) »


  (in credits order)

Charlotte Rampling ... Ranyevskaya

Alan Bates ... Gayev

Katrin Cartlidge ... Varya

Owen Teale ... Lopahin

Tushka Bergen ... Anya

Xander Berkeley ... Yepihodov

Gerard Butler ... Yasha (as Gerald Butler)

Andrew Howard ... Trofimov

Melanie Lynskey ... Dunyasha

Ian McNeice ... Pishchik

Frances de la Tour ... Charlotte Ivanovna

Michael Gough ... Feers
Simeon Victorov ... Doridanov
Itschak Fintzi ... Stranger (as Itzhak Finzi)
Ivan Pangelov ... French priest
Ivan Grigoriev ... Yevstigney
Margarita Kemalova ... Yasha's mother
Yuli Toshev ... Auctioneer
Todor Georgiev ... First Bidder (as Todor Gheorghiev)
Vassili Trayanov ... Lopahin's friend

Directed by
Mihalis Kakogiannis  (as Michael Cacoyannis)
Writing credits
Anton Chekhov (play "Vishnyovyy sad")

Mihalis Kakogiannis (screenplay) (as Michael Cacoyannis)

Produced by
Mihalis Kakogiannis .... producer (as Michael Cacoyannis)
Alexander Metodiev .... executive producer
Yannoulla Wakefield .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Aris Stavrou 
Film Editing by
Takis Hadzis 
Mihalis Kakogiannis  (as Michael Cacoyannis)
Casting by
Bruce H. Newberg 
Production Design by
Dionysis Fotopoulos 
Set Decoration by
Ivan Andreyev 
Costume Design by
Dionysis Fotopoulos 
Makeup Department
Yvonne Guguchikova .... assistant hair stylist
Yvonne Guguchikova .... assistant makeup artist
Joan Hills .... hair designer
Joan Hills .... makeup designer
Sofi Hvarleva .... makeup artist
Sophie Hvasieva .... assistant hair stylist
Sophie Hvasieva .... assistant makeup artist
Lisa Pickering .... assistant hair stylist
Lisa Pickering .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Pat Arvaniti .... production supervisor
Jean-Pierre Desagnat .... production manager: France
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guy Travers .... first assistant director
Art Department
Krassimir Andreyev .... set painter (as Krassimir Andreev)
Gérard James .... property master
Venzislav Lilov .... set constructor
Bogomil Petrov .... property master
Lili Pezanou .... set architect
Valentin Valvov .... set dresser
Rafaël Vicent-Marti .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Thanassis Arvanitis .... sound transfer
Alexander Bachvarov .... sound recordist
Aggela Despotidou .... assistant sound editor (as Angela Despotidou)
Tsvetan Kadiiski .... boom operator (as Zvetan Kadijski)
Valery Metodiev .... playback operator
Kostas Varympopiotis .... re-recording mixer (as Costa Varibopiotis)
Les Wiggins .... sound editor (as Leslie Wiggins)
Camera and Electrical Department
Christo Bakalov .... Steadicam operator
Nedialko Georgiev .... key grip
Nikos Kavoukidis .... cinematographer: orchard
Stavros Markomihalis .... electrician
Linos Meitanis .... focus puller (as Linos Meitanos)
George Mihailov .... electrician (as Georgi Mihailov)
Anton Nakov .... camera loader (as Anton Nacov)
Thierry Tronchet .... first assistant camera: b camera
Yavor Zahariev .... electrician (as Javor Zahariev)
Casting Department
Claudie Layton .... casting associate: London
Timothy Michals .... casting associate: Los Angeles (as Tim Michals)
Belinda Norcliffe .... casting associate: London
Thierry Tronchet .... casting associate: France
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Justine Duprat .... wardrobe: France
Jane Hamilton .... costume supervisor
Katya Ivanova .... wardrobe mistress
Ekaterina Karaivanova .... wardrobe mistress (as Katerina Karaivanova)
Location Management
Ludovic Henry .... location manager: France
Radoslava Todorova .... location manager
Vladimir Vladimirov .... location manager
Music Department
Vladimir Ashkenazy .... musician: piano
Martin Atkinson .... recording engineer: Vladimir Ashkenazy's performances
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin .... musician
Andrew Cornall .... music recording producer: Vladimir Ashkenazy's performances
Dimitris Papadimitriou .... music consultant (as Dimitri Papadimitriou)
Misha Rachlevesky .... conductor
Other crew
Mariela Kanilova .... caterer
Krasimira Karachorova .... script supervisor
Ellen Katsikeas .... second assistant director
Albena Kovacheva .... second assistant director
Fedya Lobanov .... dance arrangements
George Martinis .... accountant
P. Papadimitriou .... title designer
Bobby Ranghelov .... production liaison (as Bobby Rangelov)
Manolis Sakkadakis .... title designer
Argyris Vavouris .... lettering

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141 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Michael Cacoyannis' (Mihalis Kakogiannis') final film.See more »
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String Quartet No 3See more »


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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Tedious cinematic experience., 24 July 2008
Author: PWNYCNY from United States

In this era of gratuitous special effects and uneven, even shoddy, production, one cannot depend on Hollywood to successfully transfer a stage play to the screen. This movie is partially the exception, as the movie amazingly pulls itself together in midstream to become a commendable work of art. The first part of this movie is a cinematic disaster. It's boring, slow, and muddled, with a terrible first ten minutes which is supposed to provide some background information about some of the main characters but which is totally disconnected from the main body of the story itself which takes place in a completely different venue. Then as this movie is heading toward a complete cinematic breakdown it amazingly recovers its strength and vitality and becomes crisp, sharp, focused and coherent, conveying a poignant story about torment and suffering in time of change. From that point on all the performances are great, especially that of Michael Gough, Alan Bates and the beautiful Charlotte Rampling who succeeds in capturing the essence of the woman whose whole world is being turned upside down. But despite the strong finish, that one first has to endure a truly bad start before getting to the good part makes this movie a tedious cinematic experience.

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