• Onegin (1999)

Onegin

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: Samuel Goldwyn Company, Sterling Home Entertainment

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Fiennes does this sort of inner pain thing exceedingly well, Tyler is beguiling and believable, and there is an edge of wit and grace to the proceedings. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan ForemanNew York Post

    The pace slackens a little after the first hour, but the photography by Remi Adefarasin and music by Magnus Fiennes keep the emotion stoked. show more

  • 80
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    A riveting, unsentimental tragedy of unrequited love. show more

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Awards

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