Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

opera extramarital affair based on opera

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Release Date: January 01, 1992

Year    :   1992
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Music
Production Companies    :   TV 2000, Krátký film Praha, Zweite Medienfonds German Filmproductions, ARTE
Director    :   Petr Weigl
Producers    :   Hans-Günther Herbertz, Evelyn Paulmann, Tomás Gabriss
Writers    :   Dmitri Shostakovich, Nikolai Leskov, Petr Weigl, Alexander Preis
RunTime    :   100 mins.

A young woman, married to a wealthy man, but miserably lonely; trapped within a world ruled with an iron fist. Katerina is driven by a lust for life and for love. Her husband, though, is impotent; her father-in-law a tyrant. No wonder, then, that she longs to free herself from this yoke. When Sergei starts work on the family estate, she sees in him a chance for salvation. However, their subsequent affair marks the beginning of a descent into crime.


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