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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 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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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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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

January 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tchaikovsky See more »

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Mosfilm See more »
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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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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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6 March 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

the reasons to see this film are many. each-in same measure-important. the first - Innokenti Smokturovski. the great artist. and the impressive interpreter of fundamental characters. the second - Tchaikovsky portrait. realistic, touching and the perfect guide for discover his music as reflection of long and painful war against himself. not the last, the atmosphere. special, authentic, delicate and precise recreated. a film who propose the spirit of a period. the steps of a life. sure, not for the expectations of too many viewers. because, like each Russian film, it is, first, a homage. impressive for the care to give the essence of a work and love and passion and sadness and forms of hope. a film like a reflection. about the purpose of a not ordinary existence.


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