Doktor Zhivago (2006)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Drama
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 343 users  
Reviews: 2 user

In Doctor Zhivago, the life of a young doctor is intertwined with the fate of Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. Yuri Zhivago is orphaned at a young age, and his uncle brings him ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 134 titles
created 21 Dec 2010
 
a list of 822 titles
created 28 Aug 2011
 
a list of 3 titles
created 07 Dec 2011
 
a list of 4539 titles
created 11 Jan 2012
 
a list of 14 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Doktor Zhivago (2006– )

Doktor Zhivago (2006– ) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Doktor Zhivago.

User Polls

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Oleg Menshikov ...
...
 Lara
Oleg Yankovskiy ...
...
 Antipov, Sr.
Sergey Gorobchenko ...
Vladimir Ilin ...
Irina Brazgovka ...
Kirill Pirogov ...
Inga Strelkova-Oboldina ...
 Shurochka Shlezinger
Andrey Panin ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maksim Averin ...
 Man-'bush'
Yuriy Babochenok ...
 (2006)
Sergey Druzyak ...
 Gymnasia pupil
Sergey Gazarov ...
 Alaverdov
Edit

Storyline

In Doctor Zhivago, the life of a young doctor is intertwined with the fate of Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. Yuri Zhivago is orphaned at a young age, and his uncle brings him to Moscow, where he studies medicine while living with his uncle's family. At a New Year's ball, he witnesses an assassination attempt on a high society lawyer named Komarovksy. What shocks Yuri is the identity of the shooter: Lara Gishar. By coincidence, he had been present earlier when Lara and Komarovsky first met at the Montenegro hotel. At the time, their magnetism and their unusual relationship, both extremely open and particularly secretive, revealed to the young doctor a world of emotions he had yet to experience. Yuri is told that Komarovsky played a role in his father's suicide, but this news has less effect on him than the chance meeting with Lara. At the beginning of WWI, Doctor Zhivago goes to the front, leaving his wife and children in Moscow. He is unaware that many years later Lara ... Written by Pavel P.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

tv mini series

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 May 2006 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Doktor Zhivago  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Doctor Zhivago (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent adaptation
29 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Impressive adaptation of the novel. A big bow to all the main actors, particularly to the two "Olegs": Menshikov (playing Zhivago), who's superb as always and Yankovsky (playing Komarovsky). I found Menshikov's part very touching and credible, including the time spent with the partisans. He does look like he is gone through a lot. Yankovsky is very convincing in his part, very cold and charming. I would have aged him physically a bit more towards the end, but that is a minor issue. The musical score is beautiful, but then what do you expect from Artemev? Superb acting by the two main female roles as well.

As to the plot, very good adaptation. I believe, if my memory does not fail me, that the elements I identify as odd in the film come straight out of the novel (like the characters running into each other apparently by coincidence as the years go by). In that respect, not a flawless novel, but a pretty good script. I will re-read the novel.

Very poignant end. All in all a very recommendable film. A profoundly human story extraordinarily portrayed and played in yet another astounding Russian production. Applause and thanks.

PS. Just finished Boris Pasternak's novel. I believe the film script is an admirable adaptation, extremely forceful. It manages to convey the main ideas, brilliantly portrays Doctor Zhivago's character and mood. While it does not render all the shades of the complex love Lara and Tonia feel for Zhivago, the film avoids the many - in my view - unnecessary secondary characters, blind alleys and lengthy digressions found in this otherwise powerful novel.


30 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I can see see some flaws dia58
Wrong year in IMDb entry? hathiphnath
Opinion of Omar Sharif or any member of the 1965 cast+crew on this? AudemarsPiguet
Discuss Doktor Zhivago (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?