Cinema: Script by Chekhov

The Lady with the Dog is a Russian movie that tells a story by Anton Chekhov and tells it simply and clearly from start to finish.

Dimitri, summering at Yalta, meets Anna, a sad-faced beauty who promenades every day along the quay with her little white spitz, Ralph. Dimitri has a wife, a pince-nezed intellectual, back in Moscow; Anna's husband is a foppish flunky in Saratov. As they become friends and lovers, Anna's unhappiness and self-recrimination grow stronger: Dimitri at length returns to Moscow to face the winter and his wife's domineering. Then, aboard a tram one day, he sees a little...

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