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 Levin (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Seriozha (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Agatha (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Dolly (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Princess Shcherbatskya (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Prince Shcherbatsky (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Annushka (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Countess Lydia (4 episodes, 2000)
Emma Majewska ...
 Dolly's Child (3 episodes, 2000)
Gabbi Majewska ...
 Dolly's Child (3 episodes, 2000)
Oliver Mangham ...
 Dolly's Child (3 episodes, 2000)
Tom Ward ...
 Yashvin (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Nikolai (3 episodes, 2000)
Maddie Armstrong ...
 Dolly's Child (3 episodes, 2000)
William Scott-Masson ...
 Serpukhovskoy (2 episodes, 2000)
Abigail Cruttenden ...
 Betsy (2 episodes, 2000)
Sara Kestelman ...
 Countess Vronskaya (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Masha (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Princess Sorokina (2 episodes, 2000)
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Throughout the movie, any character who wears a wedding band is shown wearing it on their left hand. In the Slavic countries, such as Russia, Ukraine, and Poland, the wedding band is worn on the ring finger of the right hand. Wearing a wedding band on the left hand often indicates that the wearer is widowed. See more »

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The priest reads the prayers in Latin. No Russian Orthodox prayer is ever read in Latin; for Russian Orthodox priests this would be blasphemy. The prayers could be read either in Russian or Slavic. See more »

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Best adaptation yet
2 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anna Karenina is my all-time favorite book, and having watched a number of Russian and English-language adaptations, including the 2012 Joe Wright film with Keira Knightly, I consider this 2000 Masterpiece Theater version the most faithful and watchable of them all. While Helen McRory may not be as conventionally pretty as many other actresses who played Anna, her acting is spot on, and she's closer to the character as envisioned and described by Tolstoy. The other characters are cast very well, and few liberties are taken with the plot. Aside from the now-dated 1977 BBC miniseries, this is the version which spends the most time on the Levin-Kitty storyline, as it should be. The main reason I deduct 2 points is that parts of the series inevitably felt like a breeze-through the book's themes - as no adaptation can truly capture the depth of the original novel.


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