At the end of the XIX century in Russia, Prince Dimitri Necklivdov is called as a jury-man in a trial. The defendant is Katiuscia Maslova, accused of murdering a merchant in order to rob ...
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Joaquim de Almeida,
Katusha, a country girl, is seduced and abandoned by Prince Nekludov. Nekludov finds himself, years later, on a jury trying the same Katusha for a crime he now realizes his actions drove ... See full summary »
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At the end of the XIX century in Russia, Prince Dimitri Necklivdov is called as a jury-man in a trial. The defendant is Katiuscia Maslova, accused of murdering a merchant in order to rob him. Dimitri recognizes Katiuscia: she was the girl he seduced many years before. Dimitri decides to save her. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
The Italian brothers Taviani have produced a master piece on the basis of one of the great novels of Lev Tolstoy. It is a dramatic story of moral downfall and a subsequent attempt at redemption or "resurrection". Especially moving is the interpretation of the role of Katiusha Maslova by Stefania Rocca.
The only external review mentioned here is that of the Russian newspaper Izvestia, in which the movie is duly praised, as capturing the Russian spirit more than almost any other Western production about Russian themes. It is also mentioned that the great length of the film (3 hours) permits a global rendering of the novel, in all its aspects, without serious truncations.
In other words, it is a real masterpiece and I wonder why so few people have paid attention to this great movie.
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