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Anna Karenina (1985)

Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.

Director:

Simon Langton

Writers:

James Goldman, Leo Tolstoy (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Bisset ... Anna Karenina
Christopher Reeve ... Count Vronsky
Paul Scofield ... Karenin
Ian Ogilvy ... Stiva
Anna Massey ... Betsy
Joanna David ... Dolly
Judi Bowker ... Kitty
Valerie Lush Valerie Lush ... Annushka
Judy Campbell ... Countess Vronsky
Paul Geoffrey ... Petritsky
Neil Amswych Neil Amswych ... Seryozha
Nicholas Selby Nicholas Selby ... Doctor
Philip Bowen Philip Bowen ... Mikhail
Oscar Quitak Oscar Quitak ... Volodya
Ralph Nossek Ralph Nossek ... Grisha
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Storyline

A brief meeting at the Moscow train station and the dashing officer in the Russian Army is captivated by the beautiful woman who has been his mother's companion on the trip from St. Petersburg. Back in St. Petersburg, they seem to be on the same social circuit. People are talking even before there is anything to talk about. When Vronsky falls from his horse one afternoon and Anna Karenina and her husband are among the spectators, she rushes to Vronsky's side. What will happen now that their secret love is no secret any more? Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ana Karenina See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Christopher Reeve, in his autobiography "Still Me", claimed that in this movie he learned how to ride a horse and fell in love with them, which eventually led him to his tragic accident falling from a horse in 1995. See more »

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Christopher Reeve plays Count Vronsky in the most chilling role of his career
23 November 2003 | by enthusiastSee all my reviews

When Count Vronsky, played by Christopher Reeve, falls off his horse in the race scene I shiver; knowing that is how that fine young man was later incapacitated in real life. It is absolutely chilling!! This is not the greatest adaptation of the novel Anna Karenina but it is certainly the most memorable due to the fate of the actor!!


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