Dark Eyes (film)


Dark Eyes (film)
Dark Eyes

Film poster
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Produced by Carlo Cucchi
Silvia D'Amico Bendico
Written by Aleksandr Adabashyan
Nikita Mikhalkov
Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Anton Chekhov (stories)
Starring Marcello Mastroianni
Silvana Mangano
Marthe Keller
Yelena Safonova
Pina Cei
Vsevolod Larionov
Music by Francis Lai
Cinematography Franco Di Giacomo
Editing by Enzo Meniconi
Distributed by RUSCICO
Release date(s) September 9, 1987
Running time 118 minutes
Country Italy
Soviet Union
Language Italian / Russian / French

Dark Eyes (Italian: Oci ciornie; Russian: Очи чёрные; French: Les Yeux noirs) is a 1987 Italian and Russian language film which tells the story of a 19th century married Italian who falls in love with a married Russian woman. It stars Marcello Mastroianni, Silvana Mangano, Oleg Tabakov, Yelena Safonova, Pina Cei and Vsevolod Larionov.[1]

The film was adapted by Aleksandr Adabashyan, Suso Cecchi d'Amico and Nikita Mikhalkov, "inspired" by stories by Anton Chekhov. It was directed by Mikhalkov.

Mastroianni received the award for Best Actor at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival[2] and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Cast

  • Marcello Mastroianni - Romano
  • Marthe Keller - Tina, Romano's Mistress
  • Yelena Safonova - Anna Sergeyevna, Governor's Wife (as Elena Sofonova)
  • Pina Cei - Elisa's Mother
  • Vsevolod Larionov - Pavel (Russian Ship Passenger)
  • Innokenti Smoktunovsky - Sisoiev's Governor (as Innochentij Smoktunovskj)
  • Roberto Herlitzka - Lawyer
  • Paolo Baroni - Manlio
  • Oleg Tabakov - His Grace
  • Yuri Bogatyryov - Marshall (as Jury Bogatiriov)
  • Dmitri Zolotukhin - Konstantin (as Dimitri Zolothuchin)
  • Silvana Mangano - Elisa (Romano's Wife)
  • Jean-Pierre Bardos - Laying guest (as J. Pierre Bardos)
  • Nino Bignamini - Buyer
  • Maria Grazia Bon - His wife

Location

The film was recorded among other places in Montecatini Terme in Tuscany, in Saint-Petersburg (Leningrad at the time) and in the historic Russian town of Kostroma.

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