An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano

Неоконченная пьеса для механического пианино
by Nikita Mikhalkov 1h43min SU 1977
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An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano
by Nikita Mikhalkov

Early in the 20th century, family and friends gather at the country estate of a general's widow, Anna Petrovna. Sofia, the new wife of Anna's step-son, recognizes Misha, the brother-in-law of one of the widow's admirers: a few years before, they had been idealistic lovers and now she can't believe he has settled for a dim wife and a job as a teacher. Amidst parlor games and idle talk of women's rights and peasants' capabilities, Sofia and Misha rekindle their love. Will they flaunt convention, abandon families, and run away to pursue lost dreams? Rescue comes from an unexpected place.

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  • Aleksandr Kalyagin : Mikhail Vassilyevich Platonov
  • Elena Solovey : Sophia Yegorovna
  • Evgeniya Glushenko : Sashenka
  • Antonina Shuranova : Anna Petrovna Voinitseva


  • Director Nikita Mikhalkov
  • Scenario Aleksandr Adabashyan, Nikita Mikhalkov
  • Original work author Anton Chekhov
  • Photo director Pavel Lebeshev
  • Editing Lyudmila Yelyan
  • Original music Eduard Artemev
  • Production Compagny Inter Allianz Film, Mosfilm
  • Distributor Mosfilm

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1977
  • Release date for France08/12/1979
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageRussian
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