About the film
opera extramarital affair based on opera
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Release Date: January 01, 1992
|Production Companies||:||TV 2000, Krátký film Praha, Zweite Medienfonds German Filmproductions, ARTE|
|Producers||:||Hans-Günther Herbertz, Evelyn Paulmann, Tomás Gabriss|
|Writers||:||Dmitri Shostakovich, Nikolai Leskov, Petr Weigl, Alexander Preis|
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.