The Cherry Orchard (2000)
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as Lyuba Ranevsky
as Leonid Gaev
as Varya Ranevsky
as Yermolay Lopakhin
as Anya Ranevsky
as Peter Trofimov
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Critic Reviews for The Cherry Orchard
In capturing the understated comedic agony of an ever-ruminating, genteel yet decadent aristocracy that can no longer pay its bills, the film could just as well be addressing the turn of the 20th century into the 21st.
While Cacoyannis' film may not be totally faithful to the master's pen, for literature students and theater lovers, this Cherry Orchard is a rare treat.
Ms. Rampling, still beautiful well into her 50s, has an earth-bound weariness and lively spirit that convey a life fully and tragically lived.
Cacoyannis is perhaps too effective in creating an atmosphere of dust-caked stagnation and labored gentility.
Audience Reviews for The Cherry Orchard
Charlotte Rampling is a wonderful actress and Alan Bates was a great actor but this adaptation of Chekhov moves at a crawl and just isn't compelling.
Gerry plays such a silly part and I don't think I enjoyed this movie as much as I thought I would. Would I see it again? Not too sure.
Take my favorite author (Chekhov) and my favorite play (Cherry Orchard) and one of my favorite actresses (Rampling) and ruin the whole thing by missing Chekhov's humor. Such a shame.
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