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The Idiot (1958)

Idiot (original title)
Upon Prince Myshkin's return to St. Petersburg from an asylum in Switzerland, he becomes beguiled by the lovely young Aglaya, daughter of a wealthy father. But his deepest emotion is for ... See full summary »

Director:

Ivan Pyrev (as Ivan Pyryev)

Writers:

Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel), Ivan Pyrev (as Ivan Pyryev)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yuriy Yakovlev ... Prince Myshkin
Yuliya Borisova ... Nastasia Philippovna
Nikita Podgorny ... Ganya Ivolgin
Vera Pashennaya Vera Pashennaya ... General's wife
Nikolai Pazhitnov Nikolai Pazhitnov ... General Yepanchin (as N.Pazhitnov)
Sergey Martinson ... Lebedev (as Sergei Martinson)
Leonid Parkhomenko ... Parfen Rogozhin
Emmanuil Geller
Raisa Maksimova ... Aglaya Yepanchina (as Raya Maksimova)
Vladimir Muravyov ... Ferdishchenko (as V. Muravyov)
Ivan Lyubeznov ... General Ivolgin (as I. Lyubeznov)
Grigoriy Shpigel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lyudmila Ivanova Lyudmila Ivanova ... Varya Ivolgina
Klavdiya Polovikova ... Nina Alexandrovna Ivolgina
P. Strelin P. Strelin ... Totsky
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Storyline

Upon Prince Myshkin's return to St. Petersburg from an asylum in Switzerland, he becomes beguiled by the lovely young Aglaya, daughter of a wealthy father. But his deepest emotion is for the wanton, Nastasia. The choices all are forced to make lead to great tragedy. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A major work of Dostoyevsky... See more »

Genres:

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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

21 July 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Idiot See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The most hypnotic acting I've ever seen
17 August 2006 | by FpiSee all my reviews

In the period 1955-60 some absolutely incredible movies were made in the Soviet Union. This is no exception. Based on the classic novel, the script of course holds masterpiece quality. Visually, it's also a masterpiece. The music is one of the most dramatic soundtracks I've heard. And not least, Yuliya Borisova in the role of Nastasia Philippovna gives the most charismatic acting performance I've ever seen. Throughout the movie I simply couldn't wait for her to get into the frame again whenever absent. I've never ever been this hypnotised by an actor or an actress before (and I've actually given that careful thought). The other actors also give stellar performances. As the events unfolded, I felt this movie pushed the script to its ultimate limits. At the end, you will find yourself filled up with uncontrolled emotions that you don't even know the name of. The movie is so dramatic that some people may find it unrealistic, but I assure you: these characters are out there in the real world, and this play may have relevance to anyone's life. At some point, most people with brains will seek out this story. My tip is, don't read the book. Don't see any theatre play or movie based on it but this one. Though the movie may take a lifetime to find - *it's worth it*!


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