Anna Karenina (1997)

108 min.
Plot  Anna Karenina is a young and elegant wife of Alexei Karenin, a wealthy nobleman twenty years her senior. She is unhappy and lives only for their son, Seriozha. During a ball in Moscow, she encounters the handsome Count Alexei Vronsky. Vronsky is instantly smitten and follows her to St. Petersburg, pursuing her shamelessly. Eventually, Anna surrenders to her feelings for him and becomes his mistress. Though they are happy together, their relationship soon crumbles after she miscarries his child. Karenin is deeply touched by her pain and agrees to forgive her. However, Anna remains unhappy and, to the scandal of respectable society, she openly leaves her husband for Vronsky.

Using her brother as an intermediary, Anna hopelessly begs her husband for a divorce. Karenin indignantly refuses and denies her access to Seriozha. Distraught by the loss of her son, Anna grows severely depressed and self-medicates with laudanum. Before long, she is hopelessly addicted. With Vronsky she has...



Sophie Marceau
Anna Arkadyevna Karenina
Sean Bean
Count Alexei Kirillovitch Vronsky
Alfred Molina
Konstantin Dmitrievitch Levin
Mia Kirshner
Princess Yekaterina Alexandrovna Shcherbatsky
James Fox
Alexei Alexandrovitch Karenin
Fiona Shaw
Countess Lydia Ivanovna
Danny Huston
Prince Stepan Arkadyevitch Oblonsky
Saskia Wickham
Princess Darya Alexandrovna Oblonskaya
Phyllida Law
Countess Vronskaya
David Schofield
Nikolai Dmitrievitch Levin
Anna Calder-Marshall
Princess Schcherbatksy
Petr Shelokhonov
Justine Waddell
Countess Nordston


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