Oci Ciornie (Dark Eyes) (1987)

Oci Ciornie (Dark Eyes)




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Set in Russian and based on the short stories of Anton Chekhov, this drama is essentially a showcase for the talents of distinguished Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni who plays a young dreamer who gives up his aspirations of becoming an architect when he takes the easy way out and marries a financier's daughter. The trouble comes when he encounters a beautiful Russian girl at a resort and falls in love.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Alexander Adabachian, Nikita Mikhalkov
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On DVD: Mar 3, 2006



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as Elisa's Mother

as Anna Sergeyevna

as Governor of Sisoiev

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as Elisa's Mother

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Critic Reviews for Oci Ciornie (Dark Eyes)

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Marcello Mastroianni received a well-deserved Oscar nomination (his third) for playing an aging womanizer in Nikita Mikhalkov's charming fable based on Chekhov's stories.

Full Review… | April 6, 2011

Audience Reviews for Oci Ciornie (Dark Eyes)


Based on Anton Chekhov's stories. Lavish parade of eccentricities and poetry that seem to convey different stages of love. Wildly funny, but also heartbreaking. Phenomenal Mastroianni, as always.

Pierluigi Puccini

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