R | | Biography, Drama, Romance
A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things.
During the meal outside, when Sofya Tolstoy stops the gramophone from playing Tolstoy's speech, she plays an excerpt from Act IV of Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro'. The excerpt, which causes Tolstoy to remark "that's better" and cease walking away... ...
Oh, Leovochka, why do you insist on dressing like that?
Leo Tolstoy: What do you mean, like what?
Sofya Tolstaya: Like a man who looks after the sheep!
Leo Tolstoy: It wasn't meant to offend you.
Sofya Tolstaya: You're a count, for God's sake!
Early in the film one of the characters refers to "flashbulbs," when there was no such thing in 1910 and in fact later in the film photographers are shown using trays of flash powder.
$94,093 (USA) (17 January 2010)
$6,616,974 (USA) (20 June 2010)
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