Anna Karenina

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"An epic story of love."
  • R
  • 2012
  • 6.6  (93,760)
  • 63

“Anna Karenina” is the latest retelling on the renowned Leo Tolstoy tale. The story is set against the backdrop of nineteenth century Russian aristocracy and the complex social workings that that world encompassed. The film still revolves Anna’s unaffectionate marriage to her elder, respected husband and her adulterous love affair with a young, dashing Russian cavalry officer, Count Vronsky. Dazzling cinematography recreates nineteenth century Russia for the viewer. There are beautiful physical settings, breathtaking palaces and exquisite clothing to show the privileged society in which the story occurs. Anna’s struggles to choose between her current life and the new loving relationship become the focus of the film as others around her begin to shun her away because of her devious behavior. She is greatly torn between the happiness that she has only felt with the young cavalry officer, a romance that would destroy her in Russian society, and her son, which has been the only way she has found any love at all during her cold marriage. Several smaller characters, such as Anna’s brother and sister-in-law, add pieces of their own story that helps fill in gaps in Anna’s thinking and why her internal conflict is so agonizing. Anna’s brother is also entangled in an affair, a situation which initially brings Anna to Moscow as a moderator. Constantine Levin, an acquaintance of Anna’s, develops a minor sub story with his courtship of Kitty, a woman that he experiences trouble in wooing due to her own feelings toward the Vronsky. Anna and Levin’s stories continue their battles to find what is best and right for themselves; Anna’s fate ultimately leading into a dark ending, isolated from her family and friends while Levin finally finds the happiness he’s been searching for his entire life.

Anna Karenina
A Bold New Vision Of The Epic Story Of Love (Featurette)
A Bold New Vision Of The Epic Story Of Love (Featurette)

Behind the Scenes - 2 min 28 sec

Matthew Mcfadyen On His Character
Matthew Mcfadyen On His Character

Behind the Scenes - 42 sec

Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina

Trailer - 2 min 33 sec

Joe Wright On The Story Of Anna Karenina
Joe Wright On The Story Of Anna Karenina

Behind the Scenes - 58 sec

Tom Stoppard (Featurette)
Tom Stoppard (Featurette)

Behind the Scenes - 3 min 11 sec

Keira Knightley On First Reading The Book, Anna Karenina
Keira Knightley On First Reading The Book, Anna Karenina

Behind the Scenes - 38 sec

Description
“Anna Karenina” is the latest retelling on the renowned Leo Tolstoy tale. The story is set against the backdrop of nineteenth century Russian aristocracy and the complex social workings that that world encompassed. The film still revolves Anna’s unaffectionate marriage to her elder, respected husband and her adulterous love affair with a young, dashing Russian cavalry officer, Count Vronsky. Dazzling cinematography recreates nineteenth century Russia for the viewer. There are beautiful physical settings, breathtaking palaces and exquisite clothing to show the privileged society in which the story occurs.

Anna’s struggles to choose between her current life and the new loving relationship become the focus of the film as others around her begin to shun her away because of her devious behavior. She is greatly torn between the happiness that she has only felt with the young cavalry officer, a romance that would destroy her in Russian society, and her son, which has been the only way she has found any love at all during her cold marriage. Several smaller characters, such as Anna’s brother and sister-in-law, add pieces of their own story that helps fill in gaps in Anna’s thinking and why her internal conflict is so agonizing.

Anna’s brother is also entangled in an affair, a situation which initially brings Anna to Moscow as a moderator. Constantine Levin, an acquaintance of Anna’s, develops a minor sub story with his courtship of Kitty, a woman that he experiences trouble in wooing due to her own feelings toward the Vronsky. Anna and Levin’s stories continue their battles to find what is best and right for themselves; Anna’s fate ultimately leading into a dark ending, isolated from her family and friends while Levin finally finds the happiness he’s been searching for his entire life.

Anna Karenina is a 2012 drama. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 63.

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  • Release Date
    2012
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (93,760)
  • Metascore
    63