Kreytserova Sonata (1987)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 158 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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This dramatic tragedy is taken from the short story by Leo Tolstoy. Vasili (Oleg Yankovsky) recalls his past love affair and marriage with Lisa (Irina Selezneva). When a piano-playing gypsy gives Lisa music lessons, her husband becomes enraged and tries to kill him. Lisa is accidentally murdered, and the court acquits the distraught and lonely husband for his crime of passion.

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gypsy, husband-and-wife, jealousy, love-affair, marriage, murder, trial [courtroom]