Neokonchennaya pyesa dlya mekhanicheskogo pianino 1977
The film is based on the works by Russian writer Anton Chekhov. This is a picture of life of the Russian gentry in the late 19th century. Without a grain of sentimentality, the director reveals the moral bankruptcy of his heroes. A village teacher, Platonov, is undergoing an emotional crisis. He believes his life has had no purpose. He is tormenting both himself and his young wife, Sashenka. The film's another protagonist – Doctor Terletsky – hates his patients and his work. The guests staying with a general's wife, Anna Petrovna, are talking about the pleasures of a simple village life, not really believing what they are saying. The retro style chosen by the director and the masterly cinematography (a credit to Nikita Mikhalkov's permanent cameraman – Pavel Lebeshev) combine to make this film a real treasure for the lovers of Russian classics. Played in the film is the music by G. Donizetti, F. Liszt, S. Rachmaninov.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:37:12 | 7.64 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Russian
Subtitles: Russian, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Nederlands, Japanese, Svenska, Deutsch, Portugues, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese
Genre: Drama

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Cast: Aleksandr Kalyagin, Elena Solovey, Evgeniya Glushenko, Antonina Shuranova, Yuri Bogatyryov, Oleg Tabakov, Nikolai Pastukhov, Pavel Kadochnikov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Anatoli Romashin
Country: Soviet Union

-- Interviews with production designer A. Adabashyan, composer E. Artemyev
-- Video featurettes: "Provincial doctor", "Reminiscenes of the writer's wife, actress O. Knipper - Chekhova", "Reminiscenes of writer N. Teleshov", About actor P. Kadochnikov
-- A. P. Chekhov's biography
-- Filmographies
-- Photo album

Download Unfinished Piece for the Player Piano / Neokonchennaya pyesa dlya mekhanicheskogo pianino / Неоконченная пьеса для механического пианино (1977) DVD9 RUSCICO:


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