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Anna Karenina Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Leo Tolstoy's classic novel is brought to the screen once again in what was the first American-based production of this story to be filmed on location in Russia. Anna (Sophie Marceau) is married to Alexei (James Fox), but while their relationship is not outwardly unhappy, it's clear that neither has much enthusiasm for either their spouse or their marriage. While visiting her bother Stiva (Danny Huston), who is having marital problems of his own, Anna meets Count Vronsky (Sean Bean). An immediate mutual attraction arises between them, and soon Vronsky has left behind his mistress Kitty (Mia Kirshner) to pursue Anna. Anna is initially uncertain about her feelings, but she soon throws caution to the wind and embarks on a passionate affair with Vronsky. However, Anna's love for the Count is strong enough that Alexei becomes keenly aware of her indiscretion, and when she discovers that she is carrying Vronsky's child, Alexei offers her two options -- she can leave Vronsky, resume her marriage, and keep the baby, or stay with Vronsky and give up her unborn child. This was at least the tenth feature-length production of Anna Karenina to reach the screen, though one of the best known appeared under a different title -- Love, starring Gretta Garbo. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 4, 1997

Cast

Sophie Marceau
as Anna Karenina
Sean Bean
as Count Vronsky
Alfred Molina
as Constantine Levin
Mia Kirshner
as Kitty Scherbatsky
James Fox
as Alexei Karenin
Fiona Shaw
as Lydia
David Schofield
as Nikolai
Jennifer Hall
as Betsy
Danny Huston
as Stiva
Justine Waddell
as Countess Nordston
Kseniya Rappoport
as Maria
Jeremy Sheffield
as Boris
Niall Buggy
as Doctor
Sergei Parshin
as Doctor's Doorman
Tatiana Zaharova
as Midwife
Igor Efimov
as Servant
Phyllida Law
as Vronskaya
Vernon Dobtcheff
as Pestov
Konstantin Lukashov
as Moscow Railway Worker
German Maximov
as Priest
Valery Kukhareshen
as Specialist Doctor
Saskia Wickham
as Dolly Oblonsky
Alexandra Lavrova
as Young Anna
Mikail Hmelev
as Mahotin
Leonty Varenstov
as Peasant
Stefan Gryff
as Korunsky
Nora Gryakalova
as Myagkaya
Oleg Kosminsky
as Titus
Valerie Braddell
as Ambassador's Wife
Larissa Kousnetsova
as Agatha
Barbara Horne
as Miss Edwards
Ludmila Kurepova
as Princess Sorokin
Victor Gurianov
as Peasant
Hamish Falconer
as Seriozha
Gelena Ivleva
as Lizaveta
Anthony Calf
as Serpuhovskoy

Crew

Bernard Rose
Director
Mel Gibson
Producer
Bruce Davey
Producer
Stephen McEveety
Producer
Leo Tolstoy
Book Author
Bernard Rose
Screenwriter
Daryn Okada
Cinematographer
John Stronach
Musical Direction/Supervision
Dean Beville
Composer (Music Score)
Dean Beville
Editor
Michele Perrone
Editor
Victor DuBois
Editor
Christopher Flick
Editor
Val Kuklowsky
Editor
Piero Mura
Editor
John Murray
Editor
Dan Yale
Editor
Christopher T. Welch
Editor
Michael Dressel
Editor
Maria Montoreano
Editor
John Myhre
Production Designer
James Edward Ferrell, Jr.
Art Director
Sergei Shemyakin
Art Director
Jim Lemley
Associate Producer
Stephen McEveety
Executive Producer
Marthe Pineau
Set Designer
Maurizio Millenotti
Costume Designer
Kevin Draycott
Special Effects
Laura Nisbet
First Assistant Director
Martin Krauka
First Assistant Director
Mark Cotone
First Assistant Director
Todd Toon
Supervisor/Manager
Leonid Vereschagin
Supervisor/Manager
Fred Judkins
Supervisor/Manager
Yuri Glotov
Supervisor/Manager
Diane Chittell
Coordinator
Maria Sudorenko
Choreography
Doc Kane
Sound Mixer
Peter Glossop
Sound Mixer
Marion Dougherty
Casting
Jim Lemley
Production Manager
Hayley Murt
Casting
Albert Gasser
Dialogue Editor
Mel Metcalfe
Re-Recording Mixer
Terry Porter
Re-Recording Mixer
Dean A. Zupancic
Re-Recording Mixer
Sergei Shulga
Stunts Coordinator
David Kern
Sound Effects Director
Pablo Ferro
Title Design
Mike Boudry
Sound Recordist
Jim Brookshire
Dialogue Editor
Lydia Milars
Makeup
Todd Toon
Sound Editor
Adam Kopald
Sound Effects Director
John Kwiatkowski
Dialogue Editor
Fred Judkins
Action Director
Graeme Crowther
Stunts Coordinator
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