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Doctor Zhivago

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Original title
Doctor Zhivago
Year
Running time
197 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Robert Bolt. Novel: Boris Pasternak
Music
Maurice Jarre
Cinematography
Freddie Young, Nicolas Roeg
Cast
Producer
Carlo Ponti. Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Genre
Drama. Romance. Adventure | Historical. Russian Revolution. Epic film. Romantic Drama
Synopsis
Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak, "Doctor Zhivago" covers the years prior to, during, and after the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of poet/physician Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif). In the tradition of Russian novels, a multitude of characters and subplots intertwine within the film's 197 minutes. Zhivago is married to Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin), but carries on an affair with Lara (Julie Christie), who has been raped by ruthless politician Komarovsky (Rod Steiger).
Awards
1965: 5 Oscars: Ad. Screenplay, Art Direction, Cinematography, OST, Costume design
1965: 5 Golden Globes: Drama, Director, Actor (Sharif), Screenplay and Score. 6 Nom.
1966: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film, Actor (Richardson), Actress (Christie)
1966: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1965: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Director
1966: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Fims and Actress (Julie Christie)
1966: 3 David di Donatello Awards, including Best Foreign Actress (Julie Christie)
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