Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Director/Writer: Bernard Rose
Director of Photography:Daryn Okada
Editor:Victor Du Bois
Music:Georg Solti
Production Designer:John Myhre
Producer:Bruce Davey
Warner Bros.; PG-13; 120 minutes
Cast:Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, Mia Kirshner and James Fox
Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina perfectly captures the look and flavor of 1880s Russia, but it's dreadfully hollow in every other respect. Tolstoy's Anna burned with passion; Marceau's Anna sleepwalks through the entire film. Equally bland is her affair with Count Vronsky (Bean). Anna risked everything for the scandalous relationship; the filmmakers should have felt the same intensity.

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