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A Nest of Gentry (1969)

Dvoryanskoe gnezdo (original title)
Lavretsky returns to his estate after stay in Paris.Frustrated with life,in his wife's unfair, he falls in love with Lisa. Suddenly the arriving of Fëdors woman which before has been reported the death, completes the simple love.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Irina Kupchenko ... Liza
Leonid Kulagin ... Lavretsky
Beata Tyszkiewicz ... Varvara Pavlovna
Tamara Chernova ... Maria Dmitriyevna
Viktor Sergachyov ... Panshin
Vasiliy Merkurev ... Gedeonovsky
Aleksandr Kostomolotsky Aleksandr Kostomolotsky ... Lemm
Mariya Durasova Mariya Durasova ... Marfa Timofeyevna
Vladimir Kochurikhin Vladimir Kochurikhin ... Anton
Sergey Nikonenko ... Grishka
Nikita Mikhalkov ... Prince Nelidov
Nikolay Gubenko ... Sitnikov
Nonna Terentyeva ... Justine (as Nonna Novosyadlova)
Zoya Rupasova Zoya Rupasova ... Akulina
Dariya Semyonova Dariya Semyonova ... Lenochka
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Lavretsky returns to his estate after stay in Paris.Frustrated with life,in his wife's unfair, he falls in love with Lisa. Suddenly the arriving of Fëdors woman which before has been reported the death, completes the simple love.

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

25 August 1969 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nest of Gentry See more »

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Mosfilm See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A free, lyrical adaptation of Turgenev's Nest of Gentlefolk
15 October 2003 | by merisaloSee all my reviews

Fyodor Lavretski, estranged from his unfaithful wife returns to his childhood home. He falls in love with a young relative, Elizaveta (Liza) Kalitina, who returns his love, but loses her when his wife suddenly turns up. Liza decides to become a nun.

Konchalovski's film is freely based on "motifs" from Turgenev's novel - the main characters are still Lavretski and Liza, but many details on Lavretski's life have been added. The actors are all excellent, down to the children, but one must especially mention the young Irina Kupchenko, radiant and sensitive as the serious Liza. Visually, the film is a treat, with Northern summer days and nights.


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