Duel (1961)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Russia, USSR  |  
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In this drama, an adaptation of Chekhov's "The Duel," a bored young man can find nothing that interests him. Even his mistress has become dull to him. His lover's husband dies and now the fellow finds himself expected to marry her. Unwilling to place himself deeper into an already insurmountable rut, he decides to flee, but first he must borrow some money from a lender who refuses to help out when he learns the youth's reasons for borrowing it. Enraged, the young man challenges the lender to a duel. Fortunately both men miss each other. Still, the close call with death has a profound effect upon the youth who suddenly approaches life with renewed zest and vigor.

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boredom, challenge, death, duel, husband, lender, life-choices, loot, marriage, mistress, money-lender, offer, redemption, struggle, target [object of attack]