Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Belated Flowers is a Russian romantic melodrama based on the works of Anton Chekhov. Because of the huge class differences that separate them, a princess cannot not declare her love for a handsome young doctor she has met; he used to be a serf on her family's estate. The doctor, meanwhile, has married. When she simply cannot hide it any longer, the princess declares her love to the doctor. She has a serious case of pneumonia, but neither of them is fully aware of it. On hearing of her love, he whisks her away to France. She dies there, in his arms.
class [social], class-consciousness, doctor/nurse, forbidden-love, star-crossed-lovers, tuberculosis