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

production company

Exelsior Film-TV

Rai Uno Radiotelevisione Italiana

co-producer

Silvia D'Amico Bendico

Carlo Cucchi

Duration

01:57:00:00

Production places
Italy
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303647

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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