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Tchaikovsky (1970)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | January 1972 (USA)
The life and work of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tschaikovsky is shown through his relationship with aristocratic art connoisseur Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck.

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Igor Talankin
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy ... Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Chaikovsky)
Antonina Shuranova ... Natalia von Meck
Kirill Lavrov ... Pahulsky
Vladislav Strzhelchik ... Nicholas Rubinstein
Evgeniy Leonov ... Aliosha
Maya Plisetskaya ... Desire
Bruno Frejndlikh ... Turgenev
Alla Demidova ... Yulia von Meck
Evgeniy Evstigneev ... Laroche
Liliya Yudina Liliya Yudina ... Milyukova
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laurence Harvey ... Narrator
Ervin Knausmyuller ... Butler
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Storyline

The life and work of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tschaikovsky is shown through his relationship with aristocratic art connoisseur Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

January 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tchaikovsky See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Soviet Union for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 44th Academy Awards in 1971. See more »

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Version of Heavenly Music (1943) See more »

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The Worst Film Ever
4 February 2007 | by gazebo350See all my reviews

That is correct. i deem this film to be the worst I've ever seen in my life. and im not a new comer on the scene. i am also an ardent tchaikovskyite. so i would have been more than glad to give this movie high praise if indeed it was worthy of it. what makes a good movie? it moves. it makes you want to see what happens next. it has a cohesive narrative that is logical and persuasive. i have never relegated a movie to be the worst ever till now. the cinematography is terrible. the story line is an unlikely jumble. there is little veracity here. its music making and performances are nil. i was barely able to watch this movie once a year ago. there is nothing in it that would want me to see it again. so it sits on the shelf. the portrayals were wooden and unlifelike. by golly, "the music lovers" was a cinematic masterpiece next to this, travesty of tchaikovsky's life as it was. it still was entertaining. i don't know where these Russian directors get their training but i can tell you that any American or English director would have done a much better job. in reading some of the other reviews i felt that i was living on another planet. give this movie high praise and extol it to the skies? beats me thats for sure. i relegate this one to the trash bin. a complete and total disappointment.


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