Dark Eyes

Oci ciornie
by Nikita Mikhalkov1h581987Italy

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Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's opulent home to visit a spa where he falls in love with a Russian woman whose marriage is a horror. He pursues her into the Russian heartland and returns to Italy resolved to leave his wife and marry his love. His amazed and appreciative Russian listener then narrates a shorter story.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Director : Nikita Mikhalkov
    • Screenplay : Nikita Mikhalkov, Aleksandr Adabashyan, Suso Cecchi d'Amico
    • Décors : Aleksandr Adabashyan, Mario Garbuglia
    • Original score : Francis Lai
    • Producer : Giovanna Romagnoli, Anna Maria Cerrato, Carlo Cucchi, Silvia D'Amico Bendicò, Gilbert Marouani
    • Producing company : RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Excelsior Film-TV, Sovinfilm
    • Chef opérateur : Franco Di Giacomo
    • Œuvre originale : Anton Chekhov
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Year of production : 1987
    • French release date : 9 septembre 1987
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : Italien, Russe, Français

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