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Sibirska Ledi Magbet (1962)

In what might be termed Russo-Shakespearean noir, a ruthless woman's adulterous affair with a drifter sets in motion a chain-reaction of murder and deception in a remote village in 19th Century Mtsensk.

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Andrzej Wajda

Writers:

Nikolai Leskov (story), Sveta Lukic | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Olivera Markovic Olivera Markovic ... Katerina Izmajlowa / Lady Macbeth
Ljuba Tadic ... Sergei
Kapitalina Eric Kapitalina Eric
Bojan Stupica Bojan Stupica ... Izmajlow
Miodrag Lazarevic Miodrag Lazarevic ... Zinovij Izmailow (as Mile Lazarevic)
Branka Petric Branka Petric ... Tante
Ingrid Lotarius Ingrid Lotarius ... Sonetka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dragomir Bojanic-Gidra Dragomir Bojanic-Gidra ... (as Dragomir 'Gidra' Bojanic)
Stanko Buhanac Stanko Buhanac
Stanislav Goldner Stanislav Goldner
Jovan Janicijevic-Burdus Jovan Janicijevic-Burdus ... (as Jovan Janicijevic)
Bosko Kuzmanovic Bosko Kuzmanovic
Milorad Lazovic Milorad Lazovic
Borisav Milanovic Borisav Milanovic
Milan Mozinic Milan Mozinic ... Fedja ... decak
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In what might be termed Russo-Shakespearean noir, a ruthless woman's adulterous affair with a drifter sets in motion a chain-reaction of murder and deception in a remote village in 19th Century Mtsensk.

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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

24 January 1963 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Fury Is a Woman See more »

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Production Co:

Avala Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Cold and Distant
8 July 2004 | by Prof_LostiswitzSee all my reviews

This movie suffers by comparison with Petr Weigl's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (1992), which has Shostakovich's music and singing, by means of lip-synching. That one was very dynamic; here the acting is remarkably wooden, though it gets better towards the end.

It seems that this version is based on the original story by Leskov, rather than the Shostakovich opera. Shostakovich made Katarina more sympathetic by showing her as a normal, vibrant woman driven to distraction by the cruel people surrounding her, and by the oppressive imperial system. Here she is a lustful creature who will stop at nothing to get what she wants; this turns the story into a simple morality tale without the complex interplay of the opera.

The Leskov-Wajda version establishes this with details not in the Shostakovich-Weigl: Katarina and Sergei murder a child who stands to inherit the estate; Katarina, as she's sent off to Siberia, is completely indifferent to her own child. In the Shostakovich-Weigl, Sergei's new girlfriend sings a very cruel song of triumph over Katarina.

The black-and-white photography is not suited to a story like this, although the composition of images is very artistic, probably better than in the Weigl version. But it's still very slow; for instance, the flogging looks like something that might be administered by a school principal on sedatives. On the other hand, the final death scene is nicely done, it's one of the best parts of the movie.


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