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Original title
Oci ciornie (Ochi chyornye)
Running time
118 min.
Italy Italy
Alexander Adabachian, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Nikita Mikhalkov (Tales: Antón Chéjov)
Francis Lai
Franco di Giacomo
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Co-production Italy-Soviet Union (USSR); Excelsior Film TV / RAI Uno / Sovinfilm
Drama. Romance
Movie Groups
Anton Chekhov Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
Adapted from Anton Chekhov's short stories, this film recounts the life of a poor Italian architect named Romano who marries Elisa, a wealthy Russian aristocrat. But on one of his frequent trips to a health spa in Russia, Romano meets Anna and they fall in love.
1988: BAFTA: Nominated Best Film not in the English Language
1987: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actor (Marcello Mastroianni)
1987: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
1987: Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor (Marcello Mastroianni)
1987: David di Donatello Awards: Best Actor (Mastroianni) and Actress (Safonova). 5 nominations
1987: César Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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