An Unfinished piece for mechanical piano

Soviet Union, 1976

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Platonov is thirty-five and believes he is a failure. Caught between ex-lovers at a wealthy widow’s estate, he recalls youthful ideas while facing present reality. This sparkling adaptation is based on Chekhov’s first play ‘Platonov’, and it reveals the essence of the writer’s tragi-comic world. An outstanding cast of leading Russian actors makes it the most idiomatic of all Chekhov films. Russian with English subtitles.

Credits

production company

Mosfilm

Duration

01:40:00:00

Production places
Soviet Union
Production dates
1976

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303609

Language

Russian

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Soviet Union

Foreign language films

Literature → Literature

Literature → Russian literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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