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The Cherry Orchard

Release Date: February 22nd, 2002

Not Yet Rated|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.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Kino Pictures

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  • 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

  • Any Chekhov is better than no Chekhov, but it would be a shame if this was your introduction to one of the greatest plays of the last 100 years. show more

  • There are affecting scenes, and not all of Cacoyannis' additions to the Chekhov text detract from the effect of its moving brilliance. show more

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