Anna Karenina

Synopsis: Anna is a young and elegant wife of Mr. Karenin, who is wealthy and old. She meets the handsome Count Vronsky. Anna and Vronsky fall in love with each other, and he comes to be with her in St. Petersburg. They are very happy together and make a great looking couple, but soon their happiness gets under social pressures. Anna is hopelessly begging Mr. Karenin for a divorce, but he wants to keep the mother of their child. She has another baby born from her lover Vronsky. Conflict between her untamed desires and painful reality causes her a depression and suicidal thoughts.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Bernard Rose
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

Always in my dream,

I'm clinging to a branch,

Knowing full well that

death inevitably awaits me.

The fear of dying without ever having

Known love was greater than the fear

of death itself I Know now I was not alone

in the horror of this darKness.

So, too, was the fear

of Anna Karenina.

It was then that a drop of honey

sweet enough to divert my eyes

from the cruel truth

came into my llfe.

She was the princess

EKaterina ScherbatsKy.

Thank you, Constantine Dmitrich.

I didnt know that

you were in Moscow.

I arrived yesterday.

I mean, today.

I was going

to come to see you.

I didnt know

you could skate so well.

I'm awful.

But the rumor is that

you are a superlative skater.

Oh, years ago. It used to be

my passion.

Skate with me.

Must be dull in the country

in the winter.

Not at all. I'm very busy.

Mama said that you live

like a barbarian out there

and wear peasant clothes.

Theres a lot more to it

than you think.

Its very scientific.

Are you here for long?

I dont know.

That depends on you.

Mamas waiting for me.

- May I call on you?

- Were at home on Thursday as usual.

Today, then.

Au revoir!

You said you wanted my advice

on a delicate matter?

Yes, Stiva.

I think I'm in love...

but I'm plain and too old.

She may be able to love me as a friend,

but I wouldve to be handsome

and more remarkable to make

her love me as a husband.

Who is the lucky girl?

Cant you guess?

I'd be your brother-in-law.


Do you think theres

any possibility?

Oh, why shouldnt

there be?

For Gods sake, be absolutely

frank with me.

I'll tell you something.

My wife Dolly is a most

wonderful woman.

- She can see through people.

- What do you mean?

Well, I mean, not only that

she likes you,

but she says Kitty is certain

to be your wife.

They are sisters,

after all.

She... she said that?

Constantine Dmitrich Levin.

Oh, God.

Hes come early.

I dont think I've come

at the right time.

- I'm too early.

- Oh, no.

This is what I wanted...

to find you alone.

The guests should be

here in a moment.

I told you that I didnt know

whether I would be here long...

that it depended on you.

I meant...

I meant do say...

be my wife.

I cannot be.

Forgive me.

It was not meant to be.

Why, Constantine Dmitrich.

Do stay. Have some tea.

Ah, Constantine Dmitrich.

Back in our corrupt Babylon.

Well, is Babylon reformed,

or have you been corrupted?

That you remembered my words so well.

They must have made an impression on you.

Of course. I note down

everything you say.

Whats the matter with Levin today? Why

doesnt he launch into one of his tirades?


Constantine Dmitrich.

Hows it that at home in our village of

Kaluga, the peasants have spent their all

on drink and now pay us nothing?

What is the meaning of that?

Youre always so full of praise

for peasants.

Do let me introduce you.

Constantine Dmitrich Levin,

Count Alexei Kirillovich


Constantine Dmitrich despises

and hates town and us townspeople.

Do you live in the country

all year round?

I should think it must be

rather dull in winter.

Not at all if one has work

to do. Besides, you cant...

- be dull in your own company.

- I like the country.

I'd be bored to tears.

One simply can't live without

sophisticated conversation.

Countess Nordston was telling me

about a demonstration of table

rapping and spiritualism she attended.

Oh, that would be fascinating.

I've never seen anything


Do you believe in spirits,

Constantine Dmitrich?

Whyd you ask me that? You know

perfectly well what my answer will be.

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