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A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still ... See full summary »

Director:

Gregory Mosher

Writers:

Anton Chekhov (play), Vlada Chernomordik (literal translation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
David Warner ... Vanya
Ian Holm ... Astrov
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Yelena
Ian Bannen ... Prof. Serebryakov
Rebecca Pidgeon ... Sonya
Rachel Kempson ... Mariya Vasilyevna
Sandra Voe Sandra Voe ... Nanny
Roger Hammond ... Waffles
Jimmy Flint ... Workman
James Warrior James Warrior ... Workman
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A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still live there and manage the farm. For many years the brother (Uncle Vanya) has sent the farm's proceeds to the professor, while receiving only a small salary himself. Sonya, the professor's daughter, who is about the same age as his new wife, also lives on the estate. The professor is pompous, vain, and irritable. He calls the doctor (Astrov) to treat his gout, only to send him away without seeing him. Astrov is an experienced physician who performs his job conscientiously, but has lost all idealism and spends much of his time drinking. The presence of Yelena introduces a bit of sexual tension into the household. Astrov and Uncle Vanya both fall in love with Yelena; she spurns them both. Meanwhile, Sonya is in love with Astrov, who fails even to notice her. Finally, when the professor announces he wants... Written by Appelsla

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1991 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Theios Vanya See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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