Onegin ( eng. Onegin ) - a 1999 1999 British-American film directed by Martha Fiennes , screen version of the novel in verses by Alexander Pushkin - “ Eugene Onegin ”.
|Producer||Eileen Maysel |
|Peter Attedgi |
Michael Grant Ignatiev
|In the main|
|Rafe Fiennes |
|Film company||7 Arts International |
CanWest Global Television Network
|Budget||$ 14 million|
|A country|| Great Britain |
Young capital dandy Eugene Onegin is sent from St. Petersburg to the estate of his uncle, to say goodbye to him. However, the uncle dies before the arrival of Onegin in the estate. Eugene inherits his village and decides to stay for some time in the province.
Bypassing his land, he meets a young poet, Vladimir Lensky. Friendships arise between them. Lensky tells Onegin about his bride, a young lady Olga Larina, who lives nearby with her mother, widow Larina, and her sister Tatiana. He invites Onegin to a reception with Larin. The young, impressionable Tatiana, who grew up on sentimental novels, falls in love with Yevgeny, who is very different from her usual environment. Unable to contain her feelings, she writes him a letter of recognition.
At the ball in honor of Tatiana's birthday, Yevgeny gently, but resolutely explains to the girl that their union is impossible: he values his freedom, and she really loves not his, but the invented image. After that, Onegin allows himself some liberties in relation to Olga, obviously, to dispel after a difficult explanation. In response to Lensky’s indignation, Yevgeny ironically hints at his beloved’s infidelity. Onegin's behavior leads to a duel . He does not want to shoot, but the rules of honor force him to accept the challenge. Lensky dies. Tatiana, becoming a witness to the duel and the death of Vladimir, is experiencing a great shock. Her mother takes her to Moscow to see her cousin, who helps introduce Tatiana to the high society and soon find a worthy groom for her.
The action is carried forward six years. Onegin, arriving in St. Petersburg from a long trip abroad, meets Tatyana at a ball in the house of her cousin , Prince Nikitin, the general, and learns that she is his wife. Olga also married a hussar. Tatyana appears to be a matured, charming and self-confident woman who can turn her head even to such a hard-won love-ladle as Eugene. He writes her a letter acknowledging his past wrongs and asking him to condescend to him, but Tatyana does not respond to him. After that, Onegin comes to the Nikitins' house and begs Tatyana to become his lover. The princess does not deny that he still loves Eugene, but refuses him, because he is already married to another and cannot change this oath. She tearfully asks him to never again appear in her life. Eugene leaves.
|Rafe Fiennes||Eugene Onegin|
|Liv tyler||Tatyana Larina|
|Toby Stevens||Vladimir Lensky|
|Lina hidi||Olga Larina|
|Martin donovan||Prince Nikitin, Tatyana's husband, Onegin's cousin|
|Harriet walter||Praskovya Larina|
|Simon McBurney||french teacher|
|Vladimir Vikhrov||Prince Nikitin|
|Yan Yanakiev||french teacher|
Director dubbing Yaroslav Turylev , author of off-screen text Vsevolod Kuznetsov .
- 1999 - The Best Director Award at the Tokyo Film Festival ( Martha Fiennes )
- 1999 - Golden Aries Prize in the nomination “The Best Female Role in a Foreign Film” from the Russian Guild of Film Critics ( Liv Tyler ) 
- 2000 - nomination " Alexander Korda Prize for the outstanding British film of the year " by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
- London Film Award for Best Debut ( Martha Fiennes )
Features of staging
- The plot is a free interpretation of the novel.
- Heroes express prose , only letters are quoted in verse.
- Filming took place in St. Petersburg : Tatiana and her spouse live in the house of Adamini, in the final panorama - the building of the Institute of Physiology 
- The musical accompaniment does not correspond to the Onegin time (1819-1825), is an anachronism . The authors were fully aware of this, but this artistic device was intended to illustrate all the richness of Russian culture, to show how it looks from the outside.  
- Waltz " On the hills of Manchuria " was written in 1906.
- The song “Oh, viburnum blossoms in a field near a stream” was written in 1949 by Isaac Dunaevsky for the film “ Kuban Cossacks ”.
- The melody of the song “ Oh, the Korobushka is Full ” is written by Ya. F. Prigogim in verses by N. A. Nekrasov (1861).
- Waltz at the ball with Tatiana and her husband - Choir of girls from A.N. Verstovsky 's opera “ Askold's Grave ” (1835)
- Nominees and winners (1998-2011) (Inaccessible link) . Guild of film critics and film critics of the Russian Federation . - “1999. The ceremony took place in the cinema "Udarnik". The best female role in a foreign film: Liv Tyler ("Onegin") ". The appeal date is November 7, 2012. Archived December 2, 2012.
- Cinema in Petersburg. Petersburg in the cinema
- DAILY TELEGIRAFFE: Ralph Fiennes- "He's not Onegin."
- " Onegin (English) on the Internet Movie Database
- Onegin (English) on the site allmovie