Artikelnummer 5275

THE LADY WITH THE DOG (1960) * with switchable English and Spanish subtitles *

Iosif Kheifits Writers: Anton Chekhov (short story "Dama s sobachkoy"), Iosif Kheifits Stars: Iya Savvina, Aleksey Batalov, Nina Alisova

The film is set in 19th Century Yalta. Dmitri Gurov, a Moscow banker, meets Anna Sergeyovna from Saratov. Beautiful Anna walks her dog daily to the delight of the men who observe her. Both Dmitri and Anna are married and both are unhappy in their marriages. Both have come to Yalta without their spouses. A romance soon blooms into an affair. After their Summer romance ends, both return to their marriages. Dmitri returns to his former life, bored with working and going to his club to play cards. He is haunted by the memory of his affair with Anna. At Christmas, Dmitri tells his wife he's going to St. Petersburg on business, but actually goes to Saratov where he finally locates Anna who's attending an opera with her husband. Seizing the opportunity, he surprises her. She fears detection and promises to meet him in Moscow in a few weeks. Anna meets Dmitri in Moscow, their love fully rekindles, but they are frustrated with the reality that their marriages cannot be dissolved and they must meet secretly from then on. They make tentative plans to meet in the future. The closing scene has Anna looking from the window of her Moscow room while Dmitri leaves in the cold of the Russian winter.

DVD-R is in Russian with switchable English and Spanish subtitles.  Approx. 84 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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