Anna Karenina

Synopsis: Anna Karenina is a young wife of an older husband. She has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky. By following her desires Anna complicates her life.
Genre: Drama, Romance
145 min

Leo Tolstoy


Screenplay by|V. KATANYAN, A. ZARKHI

Directed by Alexander ZARKHI

Director of Photography|Leonid KALASHNIKOV

Production Designers|Alexander BORISOV, Yuri KLADIENKO




Anna Karenina|Tatiana SAMOILOVA

Karenin|Nikolai GRITSENKO

Vronsky|Vassily LANOVOY

Stiva Oblonsky|Yuri YAKOVLEV

Konstantin Lyovin|Boris GOLDAYEV

Kitty|Anastasia VERTINSKAYA

Dolly|lya SAVVINA

Princess Betsy|Maya PLISETSKAYA

Lydia Ivanovna|Lydia SUKHAREVSKAYA

Princess Myaghkaya|Yelena TYAPKINA

Countess Vronsky|Sophia PILYAVSKAYA

Lawyer - Andrei TUTYSHKIN|Seryozha - Vasya SAKHNOVSKY

Part One

'Happy families are all alike.

Every unhappy family|is unhappy in its own way...'

It's good... Very good!

Oh, God!

A telegram for you, sir.

How's Darya Alexandrovna?

She instructed me to tell you|that she is leaving

and that he can... that is you, sir,|can do as you like.

Anna Arkadyevna will be here|tomorrow.

Thank God!|Alone or with her husband?

Alone. Shall I get the room ready|upstairs?

Ask Darya Alexandrovna.|Do as she orders.

So what should we do, Matvey?

Oh, well, we'II wait and see.

Help me dress now.

It's six o'clock|and the children are unfed.

All they had was yesterday's broth.

- Send someone for milk.|- Whom shall I send?

The chef left yesterday,

and the cook's packing,|she wants to be paid off today.

Everything in the house|is topsy-turvy.

Leave me alone!

Go to her, sir. Ask her to forgive|you. She will come round.

- What?|- I say she will come round.

You think so?

Now why should this happen to me?

As you make your bed,|so must you lie in it...

It's terrible.

- Dolly!|- What do you want?

Dolly... Anna is coming tomorrow.

Well, what is that to me?|I can't receive her.

Oh, but you must, Dolly.

Go away!

Dolly...|What can I say?

Only one thing:
forgive me.

Go away.

Cannot nine years of our life together

atone for an instant of|infatuation?

Don't talk to me about such filth.

Dolly, for God's sake, think of|the children! It's not their fault.

Punish me. Yes, punish me.

I can't find words to express|how guilty I feel.

Forgive me, Dolly!|Please, forgive me.

I do think of the children.

I would do anything to save them.

Tell me, after what has happened,

can we go on living together?

After my husband,|the father of my children,

had a love affair|with his children's governess?

What can I do?|What can I do?

You are loathsome, repulsive.

Your tears mean nothing.|You have never loved me.

You are disgusting!|A perfect stranger!

It's awful. One word more...

If you come near me,

I will call everybody and|let them know you're a scoundrel!

l'm leaving now.

And you may live here|with your mistress.


A councilman, a landowner,|a gymnast, Grinevich.

A cattle-breeder, a sportsman and my|friend, Konstantin Dmitrievich Lyovin.

May I see you alone for a minute?|Excuse me.

Wait for me here.

My wife is ill.|I cannot invite you.

I only wish to say a few words to you.

All right. L'm meeting my sister|Anna from Petersburg.

How are the Shcherbatskys?|The same as ever?

Well, yes...|They're all right.

It's a shame that you hardly come|to Moscow.

- Why?|- Oh, nothing.

Where are you staying?

I don't know yet.|You haven't answered my question.

How is Kitty?

I always know a fine steed by|dum de dum... of his breed,

and a lovesick knight|by something in his stride.

- So that's why you came to town!|- Ah, then you've guessed.

What do you think of my chances?

Who? Me?|I could hope for nothing better.

You think it's possible?

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