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, is where the Countess forgives the Count for his various misdemeanors during the course of the opera.
"Your youth and your desire for happiness reminds me cruelly of my age and the impossibility of happiness for me." When I was courting Sofya, she was so young and pure, it seemed impossible that I'd ever have her. I didn't want to tell her how I ...
After the coffin has come out of the train station, a woman is seen solemnly crossing herself, left to right in the Catholic manner, not the right to left as the Orthodox.
Anthony Quinn is thanked in the end credits. Quinn was the first to purchase rights to Jay Parini novel.
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