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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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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

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Goofs

The song played at Tatiana's Naming Day feast - "On the Hills of Manchuria" - could not be played there, as the movie is set in the first half of the 19th century, and the song was written only in 1906 (and named after tragic events of the Russian-Japanese war of 1904-1905 years). See more »

Quotes

Evgeny Onegin: Or do you all gather round the piano and sing off key?
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Version of Yevgeny Onyegin (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Mir ist so Wunderbar
from the opera "Fidelio"
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Ingeborg Hallstein, Christa Ludwig, Gerhard Unger, Gottlob Frick, The Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Otto Klemperer
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Hauntingly beautiful and completely mesmerizing!
24 August 2000 | by angles924See all my reviews

This is truly a great and wonderful film! A marvelous adaptation of Alexander Pushkin's classic story about the love and obsession of Eygney Onegin for the beautiful Tantianna Ladin. Ralph Finnes is the young,dashing and playboy Onegin, who goes to settle his deceased uncle's estate in the country. There, he meets the young and beautiful Tantianna Ladin, played astonishingly well and seductively by Liv Tyler. Their love sets off a chain of tragic events that will forever alter their lives. A great tear jerker!

Besides an excellent cast and story, the scenery and majesty of the film is amazing. Filmed in England and Russia, the film gives viewers, a feast for the eyes. The camera work is so well done and every shot is done with such care and precision that it is absolutely breathtaking. Director Martha Finnes has truly outdone herself. The score by Magnus Finnes is also terrific and adds so much depth and feeling to the story.

The costumes are also something to be commended, they are so gorgeous and well made. Bottom line is: great movie for anyone who appreciates good literature and a good period drama. This movie moves along very slowly so action fans beware. However, romance lovers, don't miss this film. 9/10


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