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Dark Eyes (Oci Ciornie) (1987)




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Set in Russia and based on the short stories of Anton Chekhov, this drama is essentially a showcase for the talents of distinguished Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni who plays a young dreamer who gives up his aspirations of becoming an architect when he takes the easy way out and marries a financier's daughter. The trouble comes when he encounters a beautiful Russian girl at a resort and falls in love.

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Elena Safonova
as Anna Sergeyevna, Governor's Wife
Pina Cei
as Elisa's Mother
Elena Sofonova
as Anna Sergeyevna
Innokentij Smoktunovskij
as Governor of Sisoiev
Pina Chei
as Elisa's Mother
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Critic Reviews for Dark Eyes (Oci Ciornie)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Dark Eyes tells one of those stories where you think you know everything, but you do not, and at the end of the story you know that everyone is very unhappy but you cannot see precisely what they should have done differently.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Dark Eyes is an unsurpassable lesson in the difficult task of creating true cinema from true literature. [Full Review in Spanish]

June 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Marcello Mastroianni received a well-deserved Oscar nomination (his third) for playing an aging womanizer in Nikita Mikhalkov's charming fable based on Chekhov's stories.

April 6, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A fine performance by Mastroianni

September 24, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Has the ambiguity of a dream that gently reflects on the different shades of love.

August 27, 2004 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dark Eyes (Oci Ciornie)


Based on Anton Chekhov's stories. Lavish parade of eccentricities and poetry that seem to convey different stages of love. Wildly funny, but also heartbreaking. Phenomenal Mastroianni, as always.

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