Ein russischer Sommer

Deutschland Großbritannien Russland 2009 Spielfilm

Summary

Ein russischer Sommer


"Writer-director Michael Hoffman adapts Jay Parini′s novel
into a thrilling comic-dramatic account of Leo Tolstoy′s
final months. This Tolstoy, played with quiet authority by
Christopher Plummer, has renounced writing fiction, built
a school to educate peasants, and leads a movement
whose guiding principles are abolishing private property,
pacifism, and sexual chastity. His new secretary (the
charming James McAvoy) becomes the comic man-in-themiddle
between two formidable opponents scheming for
control of his manuscripts and money. Chertkov (Paul
Giamatti), a rigid true believer, wants to spread Tolstoyan
doctrines around the world, a would-be Paul to the
Master′s Jesus. And Sofya (Helen Mirren), Tolstoy′s wife of
48 years and the mother of his 13 children, proved her
dedication by copying War and Peace six times … by hand!
Mirren′s hairpin turns between comedy and tragic humiliation
make their marital squabbles into riveting cinema."
(Larry Gross, Telluride)



Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

 

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Duration:
3081 m, 113 min
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.07.2009, 118888, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (US): September 2009, Telluride, USA, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 28.01.2010

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Ein russischer Sommer
  • Weiterer Titel (DE RU) The Last Station

Versions

Original

Duration:
3081 m, 113 min
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.07.2009, 118888, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (US): September 2009, Telluride, USA, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 28.01.2010

Awards

Academy Awards 2010
  • Nominierung, Bester Nebendarsteller
  • Nominierung, Beste Hauptdarstellerin
Festival Internazionale di Roma 2009
  • Silver Marc'Aurelio Jury Award, Beste Schauspielerin
Buchmesse Frankfurt 2009
  • Beste Internationale Literaturverfilmung
FBW 2009
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll