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Dyadya Vanya (1971)

A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still ... See full summary »

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Anton Chekhov (play), Andrey Konchalovskiy (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Irina Anisimova-Wulf Irina Anisimova-Wulf ... Mariya Vasilievna Voinitskaya
Sergey Bondarchuk ... Dr. Mikhail Lvovich Astrov
Irina Kupchenko ... Sofya Aleksandrovna Serebryakova
Yekaterina Mazurova ... Marina
Irina Miroshnichenko ... Yelena Andreevna Serebryakova
Nikolai Pastukhov ... Iliya Ilich Telyegin
Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy ... Ivan 'Uncle Vanya' Voinitsky
Vladimir Udalov Vladimir Udalov ... A peasant (as Vladimir Butenko)
Vladimir Zeldin ... Professor Aleksandr Vladimirovich Serebryakov
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Storyline

A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still live there and manage the farm. For many years the brother (Uncle Vanya) has sent the farm's proceeds to the professor, while receiving only a small salary himself. Sonya, the professor's daughter, who is about the same age as his new wife, also lives on the estate. The professor is pompous, vain, and irritable. He calls the doctor (Astrov) to treat his gout, only to send him away without seeing him. Astrov is an experienced physician who performs his job conscientiously, but has lost all idealism and spends much of his time drinking. The presence of Yelena introduces a bit of sexual tension into the household. Astrov and Uncle Vanya both fall in love with Yelena; she spurns them both. Meanwhile, Sonya is in love with Astrov, who fails even to notice her. Finally, when the professor announces he wants... Written by Appelsla

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Anton Chekhov's immortal classic...

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Drama

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

26 July 1971 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Uncle Vanya See more »

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Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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the atmosphere
12 July 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

for the admirers of Chekhov, the film has a great sin - it is far to be the most inspired adaptation of the play. for the fans of Konchalovsky is simple - the entire art of the director to use as instrument of his vision the universe of Anton Pavlovich is present. in fact, the verdict of both groups is correct. this Dyadya Vanya is one of the most representative works of its director. but it preserves the spirit of play with graceful force. with simple nuance - the objects and the characters are pieces of the same artistic speech. the details are covers of words. the feelings of characters are exposed by image more by dialogues. the atmosphere becomes, scene by scene, more important than the story itself. and that impose, for each actor, to use new solutions to define his character among shadows, things, suggested cold emotions . and each of them does an admirable job. film of atmosphere, exercise to define the Russian soul, it remains an artistic gem.


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