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Dark Eyes (1987)

Oci ciornie (original title)
Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Nikita Mikhalkov (as Nikita Michalkov)

Writers:

Aleksandr Adabashyan (story and screenplay) (as Alexandre Adabascian), Nikita Mikhalkov (story and screenplay) (as Nikita Michalkov) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Romano
Marthe Keller ... Tina, Romano's Mistress
Elena Safonova ... Anna Sergeyevna, Governor's Wife (as Elena Sofonova)
Pina Cei Pina Cei ... Elisa's Mother
Vsevolod Larionov ... Pavel (Russian Ship Passenger)
Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy ... Il Governarore di Sisoev (as Innochentij Smoktunovskj)
Roberto Herlitzka ... L'Avvocato
Paolo Baroni Paolo Baroni ... Manlio
Oleg Tabakov ... Sua Grazia
Yuriy Bogatyryov ... Il Maresciallo (as Jury Bogatiriov)
Dmitriy Zolotukhin Dmitriy Zolotukhin ... Konstantin (as Dimitri Zolothuchin)
Silvana Mangano ... Elisa (Romano's Wife)
Jean-Pierre Bardos Jean-Pierre Bardos ... Ospite sdraiato (as J. Pierre Bardos)
Nino Bignamini Nino Bignamini ... L'acquirente
Maria Grazia Bon Maria Grazia Bon ... Sua moglie
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Storyline

Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's opulent home to visit a spa where he falls in love with a Russian woman whose marriage is a horror. He pursues her into the Russian heartland and returns to Italy resolved to leave his wife and marry his love. His amazed and appreciative Russian listener then narrates a shorter story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

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Details

Country:

Italy | Soviet Union

Language:

Italian | Russian | French

Release Date:

6 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gypsy Lover See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,201,428

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,201,428
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is loosely based on the novella "The Lady with the Dog" by Anton Chekhov. See more »

Quotes

Romano: Hey Gypsies! It's me. I'm leaving soon, but I'll be back soon.
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great film
5 April 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

for its wise simplicity. for its touching beauty. and for the high Mkhalkov precision to create the details. a film with an impressive cast - Mastroianni is the first violin but not the one - and example of inspired manner to use the Tchekov spirit and the glamor of a century beginning. a film like a puzzle in which each image, performance or scene is charming like a kind of gem, delicate and illustration of art of a master. a special meeting between art of few great actors and an unique director. and the flavor of a Russia who becomes different in contact with Mastroianni - it is not the only meeting , Sunflower is another , but in this case, far by war or Sophia Loren, the story seems be a precious drink in a crystal glass.for me, one of films who, after its end, proofs than it represents one of movies who you search for without know than it exists.


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