Onkel Wanja - Bilder aus dem Landleben (1971)

A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still ... See full summary »

Director:

Will Quadflieg

Writers:

H. Angerow (translation), Anton Chekhov (play) (as Anton Tschechow)

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Ernst von Klipstein Ernst von Klipstein ... Professor Alexander Wladimirowitsch Serebrjakow
Margarete Jacobs Margarete Jacobs ... Jelena Andrejewna (as Margaret Jacobs)
Elisabeth Opitz Elisabeth Opitz ... Sofja Alexandrowna
Elly Burgmer Elly Burgmer ... Marja Wassiljewna Woinitzkaja
Alexander Kerst ... Iwan Petrowitsch Woinitzki
Will Quadflieg ... Michael Lwowitsch Astrow
Walter Ladengast Walter Ladengast ... Ilja Iljitsch Teljegin
Adrienne von Gagern Adrienne von Gagern ... Marina
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A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still live there and manage the farm. For many years the brother (Uncle Vanya) has sent the farm's proceeds to the professor, while receiving only a small salary himself. Sonya, the professor's daughter, who is about the same age as his new wife, also lives on the estate. The professor is pompous, vain, and irritable. He calls the doctor (Astrov) to treat his gout, only to send him away without seeing him. Astrov is an experienced physician who performs his job conscientiously, but has lost all idealism and spends much of his time drinking. The presence of Yelena introduces a bit of sexual tension into the household. Astrov and Uncle Vanya both fall in love with Yelena; she spurns them both. Meanwhile, Sonya is in love with Astrov, who fails even to notice her. Finally, when the professor announces he wants...

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

25 September 1971 (West Germany) See more »

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Mono
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