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Doctor Zhivago 

Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is about to get ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Sam Neill ...  Victor Komarovsky 2 episodes, 2002
Alexandra Maria Lara ...  Tonya Gromyko Zhivago 2 episodes, 2002
Sam MacLintock Sam MacLintock ...  Little Yury 2 episodes, 2002
Daniella Byrne Daniella Byrne ...  Little Tonya 2 episodes, 2002
Nick Stewart Nick Stewart ...  Orthodox Priest 2 episodes, 2002
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde ...  Professor 2 episodes, 2002
Daniele Liotti ...  Misha Gordon 2 episodes, 2002
Anne-Marie Duff ...  Olya Demina 2 episodes, 2002
Maryam d'Abo ...  Amalia Guishar 2 episodes, 2002
Robert Orr Robert Orr ...  Agitator 2 episodes, 2002
Kris Marshall ...  Pasha Antipov / ... 2 episodes, 2002
Karel Dobrý ...  Mayakovsky 2 episodes, 2002
David Fisher David Fisher ...  Blok 2 episodes, 2002
Hugh Bonneville ...  Andrey Zhivago 2 episodes, 2002
John Comer John Comer ...  Bolshevik Infiltrator 2 episodes, 2002
Honza Klimer Honza Klimer ...  Convoy Officer 2 episodes, 2002
Sylvia Syms ...  Madame Fleury 2 episodes, 2002
Jan Travnicek Jan Travnicek ...  Sasha Zhivago 2 episodes, 2002
Jan Unger Jan Unger ...  Vassya 2 episodes, 2002
Vojtech Rohlícek Vojtech Rohlícek ...  Vassya 2 episodes, 2002
Philip Lenkowsky Philip Lenkowsky ...  Remaining Villager 2 episodes, 2002
Rudolf Pellar ...  Mikulytsin 2 episodes, 2002
Anna Rust ...  Katya 2 episodes, 2002
Pavel Kríz ...  Palyk 2 episodes, 2002
Rick Warden ...  Liberius 2 episodes, 2002
Stuart Penn Stuart Penn ...  Mutilated Man 2 episodes, 2002
Celia Imrie ...  Anna Gromyko 2 episodes, 2002
Keira Knightley ...  Lara Antipova 2 episodes, 2002
Hans Matheson ...  Yury Zhivago 2 episodes, 2002
Bill Paterson ...  Alexander Gromyko 2 episodes, 2002


Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is about to get married to another when he first lays eyes on Lara. Their love story is unfolding against the backdrop of revolution which affects the doctor's career, his family, and his love to Lara. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Release Date:

24 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Sam Neill plays the part of Kamarovsky, a part played in the original film by Rod Steiger. However, David Lean original choice for the part had been James Mason, who was Neill's acting mentor. See more »


Tonya: [voiceover] My dear Yury, it feels so strange to be writing this to you, not knowing whether you are dead or alive. Do you know that we have a little daughter? We have christened her Masha, in memory of your mother. Yury, we are being deported. My father has fallen out of favor. I don't know whether they will let you come, too, or if you want to come or even if you are alive. But I must believe you are and hope that you receive this and come to find us one day. God keep you. I must stop. They ...
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Russian traditional
At the wedding party of Zhivago and Tonya
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a perfect Zhivago
16 March 2006 | by songbird2882See all my reviews

I watched this movie on accident actually, sending someone else to rent "Dr. Zhivago" for me, and he returned with this mini-series, I of course intending the 1967 classic which I love. I gamely watched the re-make anyway and was absolutely thrilled! This version actually had dialog! I hadn't realized how much an actual plot line or character development had been missing from the old one, but I was amazed at how well these characters were developed, lovingly acted and portrayed, and while I have not read the book, it appeared to be a good adaptation. Hans Matheson was a much better Zhivago than Omar Shariff, though I didn't think I would ever find myself saying so, and all the other characters were well-cast. The only disappointment to me was Sam Neill, who is one of my favorite actors. While his performance was solid, I didn't feel that he brought anything extra to Kamarovsky. Even if you love the classic, as I do, give this one a chance.

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