1904. The Russian-Japanese War. Manchuria. Russian military hospital on the retreat stations in a half-destroyed Chinese village. The head of the hospital Sergey Karenin learns that the ... See full summary »
Norwegian actress GØRILD MAUSETH is challenged by the almost impossible task of playing ANNA KARENINA in a language she never spoke and in the author's home country. She embarks on a journey to learn Russian and discover the real reasons why Tolstoy (LIAM NEESON) wrote the novel. What Gørild does not know is that Anna Karenina will become the role of her life and change her forever.
I loved this adaptation, which I watched over two nights. The casting and acting are, in my view, superb. All the characters seemed so authentic and Vittoria Puccini so believable as Anna. It is an outstanding production and I hope we will see more of this terrific actress. I can't understand why she hasn't already had more international recognition. Even though the voices had been dubbed, if that is the correct expression, it did not impact on the pleasure of watching the performance which again proves how extremely professional this has been put together. The costumes, filming, just about everything was captivating and, like the novel, I was disappointed when it ended.
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