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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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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Martha Fiennes, the director, Ralph Fiennes, the star and executive director, and Magnus Fiennes, the composer, are all siblings. Additionally, another sister, Sophie Fiennes, Martha's husband, George Tiffin, Ralph's partner, Francesca Annis, and Magnus' wife Maya Fiennes, were all involved in the film. 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

Olga Larina: You've just taken your own rook.
Vladimir Lensky: Have I?
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Connections

Version of Yevgeny Onyegin (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Name Day Waltz
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Brooding, visual masterpiece!
21 July 2000 | by Peegee-3See all my reviews

Although I saw this film several months ago, its images and characters remain vividly with me. Martha Fiennes, as a first time feature director, certainly understands the visual medium she is dealing with. The scenes of snow and mist over water, are a significant contrast to the sumptuous indoor scenes, as though nature itself reflects what lies in the human heart...that all the wealth and lavishness created by man cannot assuage. Ms Fiennes very wisely saw this verse play as a vehicle for her talented brother, Ralph. His ability to portray a brooding, alienated...yet passionate man is extraordinary, in my opinion. Although Liv Tyler is very beautiful and was a knock-out in that red ball dress, I wasn't as convinced by her performance as others who have posted here. I would have preferred an English actress, Polly Walker, perhaps. In any case, I loved this film and have every intention of seeing it again.


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