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The Cherry Orchard (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | 12 January 2000 (France)
Madame Ranevskaya (Charlotte Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Cacoyannis

Writers:

Anton Chekhov (play), Michael Cacoyannis (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Rampling ... Ranyevskaya
Alan Bates ... Gayev Leonid Andreyevich
Katrin Cartlidge ... Varya
Owen Teale ... Lopahin
Tushka Bergen ... Anya
Xander Berkeley ... Yepihodov
Gerard Butler ... Yasha (as Gerald Butler)
Andrew Howard ... Trofimov
Melanie Lynskey ... Dunyasha
Ian McNeice ... Pishchik
Frances de la Tour ... Charlotte Ivanovna
Michael Gough ... Feers
Simeon Viktorov ... Doridanov (as Simeon Victorov)
Itschak Fintzi ... Stranger (as Itzhak Finzi)
Ivan Pangelov Ivan Pangelov ... French priest
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Storyline

Madame Ranevskaya (Charlotte Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial, she continues living in the past, deluding herself and her family, while the beautiful cherry trees are being axed down by the re-possessor Lopakhin (Owen Teale), her former serf, who has his own agenda. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Greece | France | Cyprus

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 January 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El jardín de los cerezos See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$135,280

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$135,280
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Director Michael Cacoyannis' final movie. See more »

Connections

Version of BBC Play of the Month: The Cherry Orchard (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet No 3
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Chamber Orchestra Kremlin
Conducted by Misha Rachlevsky
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Staged Film
18 November 2015 | by dlloyd505See all my reviews

In his adaption of Anton Chekhov's play, The Cherry Orchard, Mihalis Kakogiannis shows a great deal of respect for the 19th century Russian play. In fact, Mihalis shows so much respect for it that he tried to have the film flow and seem very much like a play. Although the technique is an interesting way of trying to adapt a play to film, it ultimately leaves the audience wishing for less of a boisterous staged feel and more of a subtle real life feeling that film can so wonderfully produce. To Mihalis' misfortune the over animated and often over dramatized characters do more to take the audience out of the film than it does to push them into the story. Although the staged feel to The Cherry Orchard does make the film seem to drag on without the interest one would find in a lifelike representation of the events, there is several very significant themes that are important to Russian history that come across very nicely in the film.

One of the most interesting aspects of The Cherry Orchard is the way that we see the very different reactions to the emancipation of the serfs. If we look at the two "main" characters of the film, Madame Ranevskaya and Gayev, we see two people that are having a very hard time adjusting to the realities of the serfs being freed. They're not only in constant denial of the economic state of their estate but they are also oblivious to the possibility that former serfs are gaining both power and respect. If we look at how the film expresses the Raznichintzhe class, we see two different expressions. First we see Lopakhin that represents the emerging merchant class in Russian. Although Lopakhin was a former slave, by the end of the film we see that he wields the most respect and power through the active and hard work that he has done as a free citizen. Now on the other hand, Trofimov represents the Intelligentsia class that is emerging towards the later part of the 19th century. His nickname as the perpetual student gives away that he is not about working and doing business in a capitalist society, instead he talks of enacting greater change to help the uneducated freed serf class that now has a ton of freedom and not a whole lot to do with it. Now as Lopakhin showed one of the possibilities for freed serfs Firs showed another. Firs represents a relic of the past, a serf that was more content with being a serf and serving than being forgotten and left behind in the new society. Which is exactly what happens to firs at the end of the movie. Just like Firs, older serfs that could not enjoy the full expanse of their newfound freedom were in a way left behind by society. Although as a movie I believe that The Cherry Orchard could have been a little more intriguing had the director strayed further way from the play format, there are still many interesting aspects to the film that make it a enjoyable piece of Russian oriented cinema. Definitely, worth the watch if you have any interest in Russian life towards the end of the 19th century.


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