Onegin Poster

Release Date: December 17th, 1999

DVD Release Date: July 4th, 2000

R|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
In 1820s St. Petersburg, Russia, the cynical nobleman Onegin (Ralph Fiennes) finds himself the new owner of a country estate following the death of his uncle. Deciding to abandon the fast-paced city for the leisurely countryside, Onegin takes over the estate. There, he soon befriends his neighbor Lensky (Toby Stephens), who introduces the aristocrat to his fiancee's sister, Tatyana (Liv Tyler). Onegin and Tatyana share an attraction, but Onegin's coldness threatens the relationship.

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Liv Tyler, Toby Stephens, Lena Headey, Martin Donovan, Alun Armstrong, Harriet Walter, Irene Worth

Director: Martha Fiennes

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: 7 Arts International, Starz!, Baby Productions, Canwest, Rysher Entertainment

Distributors: Sterling Home Entertainment, Samuel Goldwyn Company

Keywords: Love, Sister, Melodramatic, Mother, Friendship, Friend, Brooding, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

view all
See all critic reviews on


Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)