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Onkel Vanja (1994)

A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still ... See full summary »

Director:

Björn Melander

Writers:

Anton Chekhov (play) (as Anton Tjechov), Björn Melander (translation) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Thommy Berggren ... Onkel Vanja
Marie Richardson ... Elena
Lars-Erik Berenett ... Astrov
Katharina Bothén Katharina Bothén ... Sonja
Max von Sydow ... Professorn
Margaretha Krook ... Maria
Ingvar Hirdwall ... Teljegin
Soli Labbart Soli Labbart ... Marina
Lasse Almebäck Lasse Almebäck ... Arbetaren
Sigge Nilsson Sigge Nilsson ... Nattvakten
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A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still live there and manage the farm. For many years the brother (Uncle Vanya) has sent the farm's proceeds to the professor, while receiving only a small salary himself. Sonya, the professor's daughter, who is about the same age as his new wife, also lives on the estate. The professor is pompous, vain, and irritable. He calls the doctor (Astrov) to treat his gout, only to send him away without seeing him. Astrov is an experienced physician who performs his job conscientiously, but has lost all idealism and spends much of his time drinking. The presence of Yelena introduces a bit of sexual tension into the household. Astrov and Uncle Vanya both fall in love with Yelena; she spurns them both. Meanwhile, Sonya is in love with Astrov, who fails even to notice her. Finally, when the professor announces he wants...

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

26 December 1994 (Sweden) See more »

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SVT Drama See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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