Dark Eyes (1987)

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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 ... See full summary »


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  • Marcello Mastroianni in Dark Eyes (1987)
  • Marcello Mastroianni and Silvana Mangano in Dark Eyes (1987)
  • Marcello Mastroianni in Dark Eyes (1987)
  • Marcello Mastroianni in Dark Eyes (1987)
  • Marcello Mastroianni and Elena Safonova in Dark Eyes (1987)
  • Marcello Mastroianni and Elena Safonova in Dark Eyes (1987)

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24 June 2004 | ItalianGerry
Raucous reception at Sisoev.
There are many wondrous qualities to this movie, especially the performance of Marcello Mastroianni. I only want to mention one scene, my favorite. It occurs when Romano (Mastroianni) arrives by train in the Russian village of Sisoev where he is to set up a glass factory.

Upon de-training all he sees is a peasant woman with a cow. Suddenly, on the other side of the tracks a band plays. Romano walks across the welcome-carpet to a crowd of townspeople giving him a raucous reception. Actually folks here want the factory for themselves . The Italian is offered Russian bread to sample. Young girls bear doves and present the man with wreaths. The mayor recites a poem and gives a welcome speech. A medal is bestowed. Kisses galore are planted.

Singers and balalaika players appear. Caviar and lethal vodka is thrust upon the man, who is barely able to cope with its potency. It's a distillation (pun intended) of Russian-ness which overwhelms the guest as he is conducted by carriage to his hotel and carried in, tired and soused, later muttering "Sabatchka," the name of the little dog belonging to Anna, the Russian girl that has aroused his passion. Great, great!

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