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Dyadya Vanya (1971)

A Professor has forced to immediately come home to contest with his beautiful young wife in 23 G.C.

Writers:

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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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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Mono

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Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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An obscure masterpiece
2 July 2001 | by pastragaSee all my reviews

An inspired transposition of the play by Chekov, it is difficult to imagine it being ever excelled; everything seems right, natural, credible, allowing one to concentrate on the inner drama of the characters. A masterpiece of discreet eloquence which ought to be better known.


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