Dark Eyes (Oci Ciornie) (1987)

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Set in Russia 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.

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Critic Reviews for Dark Eyes (Oci Ciornie)

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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.

Apr 6, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A fine performance by Mastroianni

Sep 24, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Has the ambiguity of a dream that gently reflects on the different shades of love.

Aug 27, 2004 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dark Eyes (Oci Ciornie)

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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.

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