Dark eyes

Italy, 1987

Film
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Romano’s marriage leaves him dissatisfied, until a visit to a spa where he falls in love with a mysterious Russian lady. But when he follows her to Russia, the dream dissolves. Based on Chekhov’s classic ‘Lady with a little dog’, leading Soviet director Nikita Mikhalkov’s first film abroad is richly romantic - and ironic. Mastroianni plays the Chekhovian anti-hero to perfection, supported by a magnificent Italian and Russian cast. Mastroianni won the Best Actor award at Cannes in 1987 for his performance. Also stars Silvana Mangano. Italian with English subtitles.

Credits

director

Nikita Mikhalkov

co-producer

Carlo Cucchi

Silvia D'Amico Bendico

production company

Rai Uno Radiotelevisione Italiana

Exelsior Film-TV

Language

Italian

Duration

01:57:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38388

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Italy

Foreign language films

Literature → Russian literature - Film and video adaptations

Romance

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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