Countess Anna Karenina is torn between her lover Vronsky, and her husband, Count Karenin. Anna's love to Vronsky causes her much pain and social pressure. Her passion to Vronsky drives Anna to leave her husband, but Vronsky goes to war, leaving her helpless. Anna feels so meaningless and lonely, that she becomes suicidal and throws herself under a train. Written by
Did You Know?
This 1911 Russian silent movie is the first film ever based on Leo Tolstoy
's novel "Anna Karenina". The project was initially planned by Aleksandr Khanzhonkov
, albeit he left the production company Pathe-Russia, and the film was eventually made by French crew with stage actors from Moscow theaters. The company Pathe-Russia had several movie-theaters and a film studio in Moscow before the Russian revolution of 1917. See more
Version of Anna Karenina