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Onegin

Onegin
Year:  1999
Directed by:  Martha Fiennes
Writing credits:  Peter Ettedgui, Michael Ignatieff, Alexander Pushkin
In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is introduced to the young Tatiana. A passionate and virtuous girl, she soon falls hopelessly under the spell of the aloof newcomer and professes her love for him. His refusal of her (in addition to his other amorous intrigues) sets in motion a series of events which culminate in tragedy and thwarted love

Liv Tyler .... Tatyana Larina
Ralph Fiennes .... Evgeny Onegin
Toby Stephens .... Vladimir Lensky
Lena Headey .... Olga Larin
Martin Donovan .... Prince Nikitin
Alun Armstrong .... Zaretsky
Harriet Walter .... Mme. Larina
Irene Worth .... Princess Alina
Jason Watkins .... Guillot
Francesca Annis .... Katiusha
Simon McBurney .... Triquet
Geoffrey McGivern .... Audrey Petrovitch
Gwenllian Davies .... Anisia
Margery Withers .... Nanya
Tim McMullan .... Dandie
Tim Potter .... Dandie
Elizabeth Berrington .... Mlle Volkonsky
Ian East .... Executor

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Interesting:

  • Liv won Best Foreign Actress by "Russian Guild of Film Critics"


  • Won Best Director Award on Tokyo International Film Festival


  • This movie is a Finnes family project - Raiph Finnes starred and produced, his sister Marta directed, their brother Magnus wrote the soundtrack, and sister Sophie play a cameo ... Liv isn't Finnes relative ...