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The Shooting Party (1978)

Moy laskovyy i nezhnyy zver (original title)
You can't make a heart love somebody. This gospel is well known to the young Olenka. Born in a poor family, she has to marry a rich man to escape poverty. Three men fight for her heart, the... See full summary »

Director:

Emil Loteanu

Writers:

Anton Chekhov (novel), Emil Loteanu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Galina Belyaeva ... Olga Skortsova (as Galya Belyaeva)
Oleg Yankovskiy ... Sergey Kamyshev
Kirill Lavrov ... graf Karneyev
Leonid Markov ... Pyotr Urbenin
Svetlana Toma ... tsiganka Tina
Grigore Grigoriu ... Polikhroniy Kalidis (as Grigori Grigoriu)
Vasili Simchich ... Nikolay Skortsov (as V. Simchich)
Olegar Fedoro ... Publisher (as Oleg Fedorov)
Aleksandr Zvenigorsky Aleksandr Zvenigorsky ... (as A. Zvenigorsky)
Anna Petrova Anna Petrova ... (as Anya Petrova)
Vladimir Matveev Vladimir Matveev ... (as Volodya Matveev)
Valeri Sokoloverov ... (as V. Sokoloverov)
B. Kulikov B. Kulikov
Georgiy Khasso ... (as G. Khasso)
Galina Ivanova ... (as G. Ivanova)
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Storyline

You can't make a heart love somebody. This gospel is well known to the young Olenka. Born in a poor family, she has to marry a rich man to escape poverty. Three men fight for her heart, the glum widower Urbenin, the old count Karneyev and the handsome Kamyshev. The choice seems obvious, but who would have known that it all will end in tragedy?

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

18 September 1978 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shooting Party See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Restored Blu-Ray Edition)

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track | DTS (DTS HD Master Audio)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Slavic tragedy
28 April 1999 | by aesalminSee all my reviews

This film takes place in the 19th century countryside in Russia. It's a sort of a suspense story, but more of a tragedy with a beautiful poor country girl and three men who take interest in her.

It's a very nice adaptation of Chekov's story. It's strongly atmospheric and needs concentration to be fully appreciated. If you like a lot of action you'll probably get bored.

Acting is good and cinematography is beautiful, and even if the past is captured very realistically there's also almost a magical feeling to the whole movie.


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