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 Victor Komarovsky (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Tonya Gromyko Zhivago (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Little Yury (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Little Tonya (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Orthodox Priest (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Professor (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Misha Gordon (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Olya Demina (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Amalia Guishar (2 episodes, 2002)
Robert Orr ...
 Agitator (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Pasha Antipov / ... (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Mayakovsky (2 episodes, 2002)
David Fisher ...
 Blok (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Andrey Zhivago (2 episodes, 2002)
John Comer ...
 Bolshevik Infiltrator (2 episodes, 2002)
Honza Klimer ...
 Convoy Officer (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Madame Fleury (2 episodes, 2002)
Jan Travnicek ...
 Sasha Zhivago (2 episodes, 2002)
Jan Unger ...
 Vassya (2 episodes, 2002)
Vojtech Rohlícek ...
 Vassya (2 episodes, 2002)
Philip Lenkowsky ...
 Remaining Villager (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Mikulytsin (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Katya (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Palyk (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Liberius (2 episodes, 2002)
Stuart Penn ...
 Mutilated Man (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Anna Gromyko (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Lara Antipova (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Yury Zhivago (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Alexander Gromyko (2 episodes, 2002)
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Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is about to get married to another when he first lays eyes on Lara. Their love story is unfolding against the backdrop of revolution which affects the doctor's career, his family, and his love to Lara. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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[Cameo] In the first scene of episode 2, Director Giacomo Campiotti is sitting next to Yury on the train, smoking a cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Misha Gordon: After all this you still write poetry?
Yuri: [nods]
Misha Gordon: What about?
Yuri: The world, love, particular people, how extraordinary it all is, what a gift it is to be alive in the world and know you're alive.
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Version of Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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Korobochka
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At the wedding party of Zhivago and Tonya
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8 December 2002 | by (Lincoln, UK) – See all my reviews

I have never seen the original Doctor Zhivago film, so I can't take any prejudged bias. This mini-series is possibly the best UK mini-series I have ever seen and is a sign that perhaps the UK networks are serious about creating some top qualtiy drama television that HBO have been producing for ages!

The acting is top quality, however, Sam Neill on top form steals every scene he's in, and that's saying something with the quality around him on screen. Keira Knightley and Hans Mathieson are great young stars who would easily make the transisition to big films (although Knightley's already done a Star Wars!). Kris Marshall as Pacha is a welcome revelation, worlds away from the tired "My Family" 'comedy'.

The scene always looks great and you can see the time and effort (not to forget money!) has gone into the creation of this great series. The overall look is very convincing and there is some beautiful theatrical-quality cinematography.

The story however is what makes anything work and here the story is truly great. An epic, tragic romance set against the backdrop of a revolting Russia. The story is handled so well it's a rewarding experience and if you're a bit of a weepie, have your tissues ready!

5/5


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