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The Kreutzer Sonata (2008)

R | | Drama | 20 June 2008 (UK)
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Based on "The Kreutzer Sonata" by Leo Tolstoy.

Director:

Bernard Rose

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Lisa Enos (screenplay), Bernard Rose (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Danny Huston ... Edgar
Elisabeth Röhm ... Abigail
Matthew Yang King ... Aiden
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julia Sandberg Hansson Julia Sandberg Hansson ... Olga
Anjelica Huston ... Elinore
Stella Huston Stella Huston ... Lexi
Matthew Jacobs ... Driver
Philip McGrade Philip McGrade ... as Himself
Gina Moore Gina Moore ... Dinner Guest
Annie Morgan ... Ginger
Daniel O'Meara ... Boris
Kinsey Packard Kinsey Packard ... Megan
Dave Pressler ... Richard
Devon Sorvari ... Cynthia
Clement von Franckenstein ... Party Guest
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A film by Bernard Rose, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy with music by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Edgar Hudson meets Abby, a concert pianist, at a dinner party. Abby is involved with someone else but that doesn't stop the two from acting upon their strong attraction to one another. They start to sneak around but it's not long before they realize they should be together. Soon after Abby breaks up with her boyfriend, she becomes pregnant with Edgar's child - something that was not planned. Flash forward four years. Abby is now Mrs. Edgar Hudson, a resident of Beverly Hills and the mother of two children. In turn, Edgar is now the man who has everything; vast wealth, a gorgeous wife and two beautiful children. Unfortunately, the significant changes in Abby's life have made being a pianist, her true passion, a distant memory thus making her restless and unfulfilled. Her unhappiness is all too apparent, but instead of talking about it, Edgar chooses to ignore it. Edgar tries to cheer Abby up ... Written by Independent

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic sexual content, nudity, language, a scene of bloody violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2008 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Kreutzer Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Title Card: In 1888 Leo Tolstoy heard a performance of Ludwig Van Beethoven's Opus 47 Duet for piano and violin in his house in Moscow. Also present were the distinguished painter Repin and the actor Andreyev-Burlak. / The music so impressed Tolstoy that he proposed that the three artists should create works inspired by the music to be presented together. / Only Tolstoy completed his part of the bargain. The tale he wrote scandalized society and was banned from publication. For many years it ...
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Version of Kreytserova sonata (1914) See more »

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This movie is a real find.
5 August 2009 | by ThatGuyWoodySee all my reviews

Listen, I have seen 23 first votes that rank this film as a 3.7

The one negative review I saw was from a fan of the original novella by Leo Tolstoy; they made complaints about major points of the novella, including its philosophies and theories on marriage and sex, not being duly appropriated in this adaptation.

And I have to say that they are plainly insane to "besmirch" this film as to the extent that they have.

What I got out of this film was an originally filmed and paced independent film that wasn't annoyingly experimental. Its voice over made the film into a good unforced narrative with acting that was equally effective.

I loved the story, I loved the acting. The feelings of jealousy, suspicion, anxiety, and suffocation were so absorbing. I felt attached to most of this film. The acting was fluid and perfect chemistry. There are so many ways to act a scene. Danny Huston and Elisabeth Rohm's performances were some of the most realistic and enjoyable I have ever seen. At times the film felt like a documentary between the characters and the hand-held style.

I felt like this was definitely one of the best films I've seen in a long time. This is a wonderful ride with a great efficacy.


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