Four passionate people. Two burning romances. Leo Tolstoy’s powerful novel of love in 1880s Imperial Russia glows anew in lavish splendor from the acclaimed writer/director of Candyman, Immortal Beloved and Ivansxtc. Shot entirely in and around St. Petersburg, it is set to a majestic soundtrack of music by Tchaikovsky, Rachamaninoff and Prokofiev. Wealth. Prestige. Family. Anna (Braveheart’s Sophie Marceau) has them all in her marriage to aristocratic Karenin (James Fox). Then dashing Count Vronsky (Sean Bean) enters her world of ballroom dances, ornate palaces and pastoral dachas. But where romance sweeps Anna along uncontrollably, landowner Levin (Alfred Molina) struggles to nurture his delicate love with heartbroken Kitty (Mia Kirshner). Both tales unfold in spellbinding fashion as this fifth and most dazzling film of Tolstoy’s masterwork memorably explores the power of the heart and its consequences.

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Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (1997)

PG-13

Romance/Drama · 1h 48m

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Four passionate people. Two burning romances. Leo Tolstoy’s powerful novel of love in 1880s Imperial Russia glows anew in lavish splendor from the acclaimed writer/director of Candyman, Immortal Beloved and Ivansxtc. Shot entirely in and around St. Petersburg, it is set to a majestic soundtrack of music by Tchaikovsky, Rachamaninoff and Prokofiev. Wealth. Prestige. Family. Anna (Braveheart’s Sophie Marceau) has them all in her marriage to aristocratic Karenin (James Fox). Then dashing Count Vronsky (Sean Bean) enters her world of ballroom dances, ornate palaces and pastoral dachas. But where romance sweeps Anna along uncontrollably, landowner Levin (Alfred Molina) struggles to nurture his delicate love with heartbroken Kitty (Mia Kirshner). Both tales unfold in spellbinding fashion as this fifth and most dazzling film of Tolstoy’s masterwork memorably explores the power of the heart and its consequences.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Russian

Countries

United States, Russia

Production Company

Warner Bros Pictures

Budget

$35,000,000

Revenue

$858,553
Part Of
Cast
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Mikhail Khmelyov

Mahotin (as Mikail Hmelev)
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Alfred Molina

Levin
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Mia Kirshner

Kitty
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James Fox

Karenin
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Fiona Shaw

Lydia
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Danny Huston

Stiva
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Phyllida Law

Vronskaya
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David Schofield

Nikolai
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Saskia Wickham

Dolly
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Sean Bean

Vronsky
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Jennifer Hall

Betsy
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Valerie Braddell

Ambassador's Wife
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Petr Shelokhonov

Kapitonich (as Pyotr Sholokhov)
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Niall Buggy

Doctor
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Anthony Calf

Serpuliovskoy
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Vernon Dobtcheff

Pestov
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Hamish Falconer

Seriozha
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Stefan Gryff

Korunsky
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Anna Calder-Marshall

Princess Schcherbatksy
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Sophie Marceau

Anna Karenina
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Barbara Horne

Miss Edwards
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Larisa Kuznetsova

Agatha (as Larissa Kouznetsova)
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Yuliya Krasnova

Annushka (as Julia Krasnova)
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Ludmila Kurepova

Sorokina
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German Maksimov

Priest
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Tatyana Zakharova

Midwife (as Tatiana Zaharova)
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Sergei Shcherbin

Korney (as Sergei Scherbina)
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Gelena Ivliyeva

Lizaveta (as Gelena Ivleva)
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Vadim Sadovnikov

Inn Priest (as Father Vadim Sadovnikov)
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Justine Waddell

Countess Nordston
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Sergei Parshin

Doctor's Doorman
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Nora Gryakalova

Myagkaya
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Oleg Kosminsky

Titus
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Victor Gurianov

Peasant
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Igor Yefimov

Servant (as Igor Efimov)
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Konstantin Lukashov

Moscow Railway Worker
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Aleksandra Lavrova

Young Anna (as Alexandra Lavrova)
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Kseniya Rappoport

Maria (as Ksenia Rappoport)
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Leonti Varentsov

Peasant
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Valeri Kukhareshin

Specialist Doctor
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Jeremy Sheffield

Boris
Crew
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Bernard Rose

Writer
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Bernard Rose

Director
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Leo Tolstoy

Writer
Disc Releases
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Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

(DVD)

3/29/2011

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