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

co-producer

Carlo Cucchi

Silvia D'Amico Bendico

production company

Rai Uno Radiotelevisione Italiana

Exelsior Film-TV

Duration

01:57:00:00

Production places
Italy
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38388

Language

Italian

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

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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