Release Date: December 4th, 2009
DVD Release Date: June 22nd, 2010
R|1 hr 50 min
In 1910, famed novelist Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer) and his wife Sofya (Helen Mirren) vehemently disagree over the rights to Tolstoy's literary legacy. Sofya believes her husband should bequeath them to her upon his death, while Tolstoy's chief disciple, Chertkov (Paul Giamatti), has nearly convinced the writer to sign the rights over to the Russian people. To this end, Chertkov inserts a spy into Tolstoy's household, who promptly falls for one of the novelist's daughters.
Director: Michael Hoffman
Production Co: Production Center of Andrei Konchalovsky, Zephyr Films, Egoli Tossell Film, Sam Film GmbH - München
Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics