Tchaikovsky Movie Review 1971

Information and Film Reviews for Tchaikovsky the Movie

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The glorious music is all that saves this pedestrian biography of the 19th century Russian composer, which ignores his homosexuality and glosses over the dissolution of his marriage. Lead performance by Smoktunovsky does manage to rise above the moribund script. Originally released at 191 minutes. In Russian with English subtitles.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 153 minutes.
Originally from Russian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Period Piece: 19th Century, Biopics: Musicians
Screenplay
Igor Talankin, Yuri Nagibin, Budimir Metalnikov
Cast
Innokenti Smoktunovsky, Antonina Shuranova, Yevgeny Leonov, Maya Plisetskaya, Vladislav Strzeltchik, Alla Demidova, Kirill Lavrov
Cinematography
Margarita Pilikhina
Director
Igor Talankin
Producer
Dimitri Tiomkin, Mosfilm, Warner Bros., Seven Arts Pictures

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