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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

Writers:

Lisa Enos (screenplay), Bernard Rose (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Danny Huston ... Edgar / Husband
Elisabeth Röhm ... Abigail / Wife
Matthew Yang King ... Aiden / violinist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julia Sandberg Hansson Julia Sandberg Hansson ... Olga
Anjelica Huston ... Elinore / Edgar's sister
Stella Huston Stella Huston ... Lexi
Matthew Jacobs ... Driver
Philip McGrade Philip McGrade ... Self
Gina Moore Gina Moore ... Dinner Guest
Annie Morgan ... Ginger
Daniel O'Meara 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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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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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 Kreutzer szonáta (1987) See more »

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Very disappointed
11 July 2008 | by azdrenSee all my reviews

This new movie should use another name besides 'The Kreutzer Sonata.' It may be based on the novella by Leo Tolstoy but it is nothing like it. I just read the novella and it was so much more powerful, and emotional. The real Kreutzer Sonata was raw. And it is sad what it has been turned into. The original was real, depicting the true faces of reality. And above all it was used as a tool to spread a philosophy and a message of Tolstoy's which is nowhere to be found in the contemporary defacement of the old classic.

In the original the basic story is about lust, and the problems of the structured institutionalized world we live in. Tolstoy's main points revolve around the idea of marriage and its lost meaning. He also speaks at length about the purpose of sex, of sexual pleasure, and the purpose of life and procreation... ..much of which can not and will not be understood by many.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2008 (UK) See more »

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Kreutzer Films See more »
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1.78 : 1
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