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Lover's Prayer (2001)

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A younger boy falls in love with a tragic girl who flirts with, and manipulates, her older suitors in 1800's Russia.

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A younger boy falls in love with a tragic girl who flirts with, and manipulates, her older suitors in 1800's Russia.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Although he receives third billing, James Fox doesn't actually physically appear in the film. Instead, he provides the narration from the older Vladimir. See more »

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Zinaida: If you are through with toys, you have much to discover.
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Version of Summer Lightning (1984) See more »

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An evocation of Turgenev, with a dash of Chekhov
10 February 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film (released as a DVD under the title LOVER'S PRAYER) by the American director Reverge Anselmo is largely based upon the Turgenev story FIRST LOVE. In order to fill the story out and stretch it to a full-length film,Anselmo chose to use Chekhov's story THE PEASANT WOMEN to create an elaborate sub-plot of peasant side characters. Shakespeare was always adding such subplots to his plays, as we know. I would not say that this use of the Chekhov sub-plot really works. As for the main story,Kirsten Dunst does an amazing job playing the fickle character Zinaida,who is bored with her country life and toys with a retinue of regular suitors in a ruthless fashion. In a sense, this film is a study of how bored and isolated beauties in the past kept a number of men dangling and tormented them for amusement. That used to be a fairly common occurrence. But television and the internet have destroyed it. Men no longer sit around adoring girls who taunt them, as they are too busy watching pornography online. So this film is a useful contribution to social history, showing what happened frequently throughout human history until the present day. Another device which does not necessarily work is a voice-over narration by James Fox as an old man recollecting the events of the story. Anselmo must have been struggling for more unity for the film by trying this. We should not underestimate the difficulty of making this excellent Turgenev tale work on screen. The story and the film do have a lot to offer, not least being the cinematography and the art direction. Geraldine James and Julie Walters put in fine performances, as one would expect. The film is really worth seeing, but I can see that it is not necessarily suited for the impatient or unromantic viewer.


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