The Cherry Orchard

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Released 2000

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Director:
Michael Cacoyannis
Released:
2000
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An all-star cast brings one of the 20th century's greatest plays to the big screen. Anton Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD is the timeless story of an aristocratic Russian family torn apart by buried secrets and changing times. Charlotte Rampling, "at the peak of her powers" (LA TIMES) stars as Madame Lyubov an aging but still beatiful Russian aristrocrat. Alan Bates is "pitch perfect" (NY TIMES) as her brother.

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  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    An exquisite performance by Charlotte Rampling, whose work as Lyubov Andreyevna Ranevskaya, the matriarch of the great estate the cherry orchard sits on, is the film's dazzling cen...

  • 80

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    What makes this Cherry Orchard different from almost every other interpretation (and makes it essential viewing for lovers of Chekhov) is Ms. Rampling's extraordinarily rich portra...

  • 40

    Variety Derek Elley

    Chekhov has never seemed such a long haul as in this awkward adaptation of The Cherry Orchard by veteran director Michael Cacoyannis, 77, who's assembled a good roster of names but...

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    Drama

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    Historical, Foreign Language