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Bratya Karamazovy (1969)

Three brothers, one spiritual and living at a monastary, one a gambler, and one an intellectual, work out their problems in 19th century Russia.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dmitri
Lionella Pyryeva ... Grushenka
... Ivan
... Alyosha
... Fyodor Pavlovich
... Yekaterina Ivanovna
... Smerdyakov
Pavel Pavlenko ... Zosima
... Samsonov
... Father Paisi
... Examining magistrate
Rada Volshaninova ... Gipsy
... Marya Kondratyevna
... Rakitin
... Lyagavyj
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The 1968 film shows Fedor Karamazov as a stingy old man, who's three sons are after his money. The Karamazov brothers, Dmitri, a gambler, Ivan, a thinker, and Aleksei, a monk, are living through their different problems. Ivan is trying to save the world by making a story of "The Great Inquisitor". Dmitri, who lost money in gambling, is begging his father to help him. But the father gives a lot of money to his mistress Grushenka. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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10 January 1969 (Soviet Union)  »

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The Brothers Karamazov  »

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Official submission of Soviet Union for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 42th Academy Awards in 1970. See more »

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Version of Bratya Karamazovy (2009) See more »

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Most authentic and powerful adaptation
12 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

Dostoevsky crossed the bounds of ordinary life and demands gods and devils to descend and speak to him. You can almost see Nietzsche writing on his superhuman nearby.

Thats a demanding story to picture, indeed. But this work from 1969 almost succeed at that. Only two flaws you can spot! First, for 40 opening minutes, there will be too much theatricality. But later on, this fades away.

And the religious brother, Alyosha, is seriously miscast. Instead of bearing passion and superhuman will, we see Myagkov quite the opposite. There will be glimpses of true Alyosha, but most of the time he is misbehaving.

Other than that, it is very good film.


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