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Onegin (1999)

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In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally,... See full summary »

Director:

Martha Fiennes

Writers:

Peter Ettedgui (screenplay), Alexander Pushkin (poem) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Fiennes ... Onegin
Liv Tyler ... Tatyana
Toby Stephens ... Lensky
Lena Headey ... Olga
Martin Donovan ... Prince Nikitin
Alun Armstrong ... Zaretsky
Simon McBurney ... Triquet
Harriet Walter ... Madame Larina
Jason Watkins ... Guillot
Irene Worth ... Princess Alina
Gwenllian Davies Gwenllian Davies ... Anisia
Margery Withers Margery Withers ... Nanya
Geoffrey McGivern Geoffrey McGivern ... Andrey Petrovitch (as Geoff McGivern)
Tim McMullan Tim McMullan ... Dandy 1
Tim Potter ... Dandy 2
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Storyline

In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is introduced to the young Tatiana. A passionate and virtuous girl, she soon falls hopelessly under the spell of the aloof newcomer and professes her love for him. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief violence and a sexual image | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 November 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Onjegin See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£118,522 (United Kingdom), 21 November 1999, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,855, 19 December 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$206,128, 20 April 2000
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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Liv Tyler had starred opposite Ralph Fiennes's brother Joseph and Lena Headey's boyfriend at the time Jason Flemyng in Stealing Beauty (1996). See more »

Goofs

After Onegin throws Tatyana's letter onto the fire, the letter switches back and forth between different degrees of burn damage. See more »

Quotes

Vladimir Lensky: Didn't I say don't be late?
Evgeny Onegin: Yes.
Vladimir Lensky: Then why are you late?
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very well-done period romance, spectacular visuals
30 May 2003 | by Amy AdlerSee all my reviews

This film is a visual delight and a faithful adaptation of the famous Pushkin poem. The story revolves around a country woman who falls for a sophisticated man. Starring handsome Ralph Fiennes as the title character and winsome Liv Tyler as his star-crossed love interest, viewers will get caught up in the ebb and flow of the romance, as well as the innovative and beautiful techniques of film-making. ( A scene where Liv Tyler's character writes a letter is spectacular.) As the first setting in the desolate countryside gives way to the bustling city of St. Petersburg in the second half, change and surprise is integral to the slow, well-developed storyline. See it for Fiennes performance and the talents of his sister and brother who directed and scored the film, respectively. Recommended as a great film for a winter's evening by the fire.


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