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Chekov's Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquility of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estate's tyrannical owner and his ... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Hopkins

Writers:

Julian Mitchell (screenplay), Julian Mitchell (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Ieuan Davies
Leslie Phillips ... Prof. Alexander Blathwaite
Kate Burton ... Helen Blathwaite
Gawn Grainger ... Dr. Michael Lloyd
Rhian Morgan Rhian Morgan ... Sian Blathwaite
Menna Trussler ... Gwen
Rhoda Lewis ... Mair Davies
Hugh Lloyd ... Thomas Prosser
Huw Garmon Huw Garmon ... Dafydd Edwards
Rhys Ifans ... Griffiths
Susan Ellen Flynn Susan Ellen Flynn ... Rhianon (as Susan Flynn)
Buddug Morgan Buddug Morgan ... Nesta
Victoria Pugh ... Housemaid
Ioan Meredith Ioan Meredith ... Quarry Foreman
Jâms Thomas Jâms Thomas ... Quarryman
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Storyline

Chekov's Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquility of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estate's tyrannical owner and his American wife. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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You can live a whole lifetime in a single weekend....

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for bloody images of a mining accident, thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This was one of the first movies to have a videotape made from the rushes' negatives instead of the normal rush print. The tapes were then edited into the finished movie. As there was no rush print cutting guide, the original negative was cut together using time codes that had been superimposed onto the rushes tape and converted by computer into cutting instructions. See more »

Quotes

Ieuan Davies: Scribble, scribble, scribble... Makes you feel sorry for the paper, doesn't it?
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Connections

Version of Zio Vania (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

The Maiden's Prayer (La Priere d'une vierge)
By Thekla Bacvesska
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Anthony Hopkins should stick to acting.
26 March 2001 | by dewey22See all my reviews

What a shame to see the excellent actor, Anthony Hopkins, make such an inept effort at directing. This movie is about a group of miserable Welsh gentry who have nothing better to do than make each other as unhappy as they know how. This is a sort of childish attempt to imitate "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe" with a larger cast. There is no character that seems like a real person (other than in an institution) and will bore most anyone to sleep. I watched to the end just to see if Hopkins would improve with experience. He didn't.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Август See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,988, 21 April 1996

Gross USA:

$69,081

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,081
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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