Belated Flowers (1970)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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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.

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class [social], class-consciousness, doctor/nurse, forbidden-love, star-crossed-lovers, tuberculosis