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Country Life (1994)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 28 July 1995 (USA)
Adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" set in rural Australia in the 1920's. Jack Dickens and his niece Sally run the family farm to support brother-in-law Alexander as a (supposedly ... See full summary »

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Jack Dickens
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Hannah
Patricia Kennedy ...
Maud Dickens
Ron Blanchard ...
Wally Wells
Robyn Cruze ...
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Fred Livingstone
Bryan Marshall ...
Mr. Pettinger
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Terry Brady ...
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Tom Long ...
Billy Livingstone
Rob Steele ...
James
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Adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" set in rural Australia in the 1920's. Jack Dickens and his niece Sally run the family farm to support brother-in-law Alexander as a (supposedly brilliant) literary critic in London. Action begins when Alexander returns with his beautiful young wife Deborah, revealing himself as an arrogant failure and wanting to sell the farm out from under Jack. Blakemore introduces themes about Australia's separation from England, as well as expanding the pacifist and ecological philosophies espoused by the local Doctor Max Askey. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some sex-related scenes | See all certifications »
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28 July 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amours champêtres  »

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$350,354
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Film adaptation based on and including most of the cast of Michael Blakemore's National Theatre production of "Uncle Vanya". See more »

Quotes

Dr. Max Askey: One of the few advantages of being the only doctor in the district is that eventually, if you wait long enough, all the people that say that they hate you turn up on your doorstep with kidney stones or an anal abscess or something that's giving them terrible bother.
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Version of Uncle Vanya (1963) See more »

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Keep The Home Fires Burning
written by Ivor Novello & Lena Guilbert Ford
published by Ascherberg, Hop wood & Crew Ltd.
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COUNTRY LIFE...uncle vanya in OZ...
12 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

i think that chekhov has been treated badly in many theatrical productions of this play, but this film and the welsh 'uncle vanya,' AUGUST, [with anthony hopkins] are beautiful and heartfelt versions of the story...those who think this is a "disappointing" film are not getting the point...the story is, in fact, about people who are very disappointed in life and love...get it???...chekhov takes a certain patience and maturity to understand...i'm happy that both these films and VANYA ON 42ND STREET were made...chekhov's characters are deep and tragic, but also shallow and comic...just like the rest of us, eh???...give it a looksee...and a chance...


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