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2 hr. 21 min.

Plot Summary
Set in Russia at the turn of the century, "The Cherry Orchard" chronicles a noblewoman's return to her family estate after a five-year absence to escape troubling memories her son's death. Lyubov Ranevskaya (Charlotte Rampling) arrives home to find the cherry orchard in full bloom, but the finances of the estate on the verge of ruin. Lyubov and her brother, Gaev (Alan Bates), find themselves scrambling to retain a vision of gentility amidst a climate of huge social and economic transition.

Cast: Charlotte Rampling , Alan Bates , Katrin Cartlidge , Owen Teale , Frances de la Tour , Michael Gough , Tushka Bergen , Xander Berkeley

Director: Michael Cacoyannis

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Kino Pictures

The Cherry Orchard (1999)

Release Date: February 22nd, 2002|2 hr. 21 min.

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  • 25
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Alan Bates and Charlotte Rampling are the brave stars of this pretty but sterile adaptation of the Anton Chekhov stage classic. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The film medium allows us to witness a most ravishing cherry orchard. But the grand cast is given to emoting as if they were playing to the peasants in the cheap seats. show more

  • 75
    Marta Barber Miami Herald

    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. show more

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