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Anna Karenina is the young wife of an older husband. She has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky. By following her desires, Anna complicates her life.
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Series cast summary:
Douglas Henshall ...  Levin 4 episodes, 2000
Helen McCrory ...  Anna Karenina 4 episodes, 2000
Stephen Dillane ...  Karenin 4 episodes, 2000
Paloma Baeza ...  Kitty 4 episodes, 2000
Mark Strong ...  Oblonsky 4 episodes, 2000
Kevin McKidd ...  Count Vronsky 4 episodes, 2000
Jackson Leach Jackson Leach ...  Seriozha 4 episodes, 2000
Kazimiera Utrata ...  Agatha 4 episodes, 2000
Amanda Root ...  Dolly 4 episodes, 2000
Gillian Barge ...  Princess Shcherbatskya 4 episodes, 2000
Malcolm Sinclair ...  Prince Shcherbatsky 4 episodes, 2000
Victoria Carling Victoria Carling ...  Annushka 4 episodes, 2000
Deborah Findlay ...  Countess Lydia 4 episodes, 2000
Emma Majewska Emma Majewska ...  Dolly's Child 3 episodes, 2000
Gabbi Majewska Gabbi Majewska ...  Dolly's Child 3 episodes, 2000
Oliver Mangham Oliver Mangham ...  Dolly's Child 3 episodes, 2000
Tom Ward ...  Yashvin 3 episodes, 2000
Paul Rhys ...  Nikolai 3 episodes, 2000
Maddie Armstrong Maddie Armstrong ...  Dolly's Child 3 episodes, 2000
William Scott-Masson ...  Serpukhovskoy 2 episodes, 2000
Abigail Cruttenden Abigail Cruttenden ...  Betsy 2 episodes, 2000
Sara Kestelman Sara Kestelman ...  Countess Vronskaya 2 episodes, 2000
Rachel Power Rachel Power ...  Masha 2 episodes, 2000
Tamara Arciuch ...  Princess Sorokina 2 episodes, 2000
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Anna Karenina is the young wife of an older husband. She has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky. By following her desires, Anna complicates her life.

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UK

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English

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February 2001 (USA) See more »

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Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Throughout the movie, any character who wears a wedding band is shown wearing it on their left hand. In the Slavic countries, such as Russia, Ukraine, and Poland, the wedding band is worn on the ring finger of the right hand. Wearing a wedding band on the left hand often indicates that the wearer is widowed. See more »

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When Anna takes the carriage she tells the driver to take her to the station. At the time when the action is set (1876) there were several railway stations in Moscow. It would have been necessary to tell the driver to which railway station he should go. See more »

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Made me actually read the whole novel
2 August 2001 | by lisarullSee all my reviews

For years I put off ploughing through AK - for the same reason I have always avoided so many Russian novels. You know the syndrome; you get so far and then all the 'ovsky's begin to blur, you lose track of which character is which and you give up by Chapter Two or Three at best in defeat at keeping up with all the names. Or, like the Woody Allen joke, you speed read it. "War and Peace? It's about Russia"

Well, inspired by the performances by so many cracking actors I plunged into the full novel. And what a delight. The drama is so good that it makes even the more melancholic passages come to life. With Stephen Dillane AND Douglas Henshall to delight in here, the show was on my watch list anyway. Some wonderful performances can be found in this version which is certainly one of the best transferences to screen of a complex novel (for one thing it doesn't shirk from giving equal weight to the story of Levin and Kitty - which in the novel are just as central, if not more so in the case of Levin, musing on the issue of religion).


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