Anna Karenina

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"Vivien Leigh in the most magnificent love story ever written!"
  • Approved
  • 1948
  • 2 hr 19 min
  • 6.6  (2,919)

Anna Karenina is a romantic drama film released in 1948, directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, and Kieron Moore. The movie is a screen adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel, Anna Karenina, first published in 1877. The story is set in the 19th century and follows the journey of a young married woman, Anna Karenina, who falls in love with a cavalry officer, Count Vronsky.

The plot of the movie revolves around the societal norms that existed in Imperial Russia during the 1870s. Anna Karenina is married to Alexei Karenin, a high-ranking official in the government, and they have a young son together. Despite being married, Anna is not happy with her life and feels trapped in her marriage. One day, she meets Count Vronsky, a charming and wealthy young man, and a spark ignites between them.

Anna and Vronsky's relationship gradually develops into an intense love affair that threatens to unravel Anna's entire life. As the movie progresses, we see the stark contrast between Anna's passionate love for Vronsky and her responsibilities as a mother and wife. She is torn between her love for Vronsky and her duty to her family. To further complicate matters, society condemns Anna for her actions and her reputation is tarnished.

The performances of the lead actors are exceptional, with Vivien Leigh delivering a powerful and convincing performance as Anna Karenina. Her portrayal of Anna's conflicting emotions and inner turmoil is truly remarkable. Ralph Richardson, who plays the role of Alexei Karenin, also delivers an outstanding performance portraying the cold and aloof husband trying to grapple with his wife's infidelity. Kieron Moore, as Count Vronsky, plays the charming lover with subtle nuances that make the character endearing and likeable.

The movie's visual spectacle is stunning, with elaborate sets and costumes that capture the opulence and grandeur of Imperial Russia. The cinematography is also impressive, with stunning camera work that captures the subtle emotions and facial expressions of the characters.

One of the defining aspects of the movie is the classical music score composed by Constant Lambert. The score adds to the drama and intensity of the scenes and perfectly captures the mood of the movie.

Overall, Anna Karenina is a classic romance movie that is both tragic and powerful. The story is a timeless classic that has stood the test of time, and the movie is a cinematic masterpiece that captures its essence. It is a must-watch movie for anyone who enjoys classic cinema, romantic dramas, or literature adaptations.

Anna Karenina is a 1948 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 19 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

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    6.6  (2,919)