An Unfinished piece for mechanical piano

Soviet Union, 1976

Film
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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

director

Nikita Mikhalkov

production company

Mosfilm

Language

Russian

Duration

01:40:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38351

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

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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