The Cherry Orchard [DVD] [1999]

Michael Cacoyannis' adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include an interview with the director, and the original theatrical trailer. This is a solid release from Kino.
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Special Features

  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Exclusive interview with director Michael Cacoyannis


The Cherry Orchard
Renowned Greek filmmaker Michael Cacoyannis wrote and directed this adaptation of the classic final drama by playwright Anton Chekhov, set in 1900. Lyubov Ranevskaya (Charlotte Rampling) left Russia to escape troubling memories of the death of her son. Now her family is riddled with debt and Lyubov and her teenaged daughter Anya (Tushka Bergen) have come home to the family estate, looking for a way to pay their bills. Much to their dismay, the Ranevskayas are forced to sell their land to Lopakhin (Owen Teale), a crude businessman who intends to build a housing development in what was once the family's cherry orchard. The international cast also includes Alan Bates as Lyubov's brother Gaev, Katrin Cartlidge as Lyubov's ward Varya, and Michael Gough and Frances de la Tour as the family's servants. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Charlotte Rampling
    Charlotte Rampling - Lyuba Ranevsky
  • Alan Bates
    Alan Bates - Leonid Gaev
  • Katrin Cartlidge
    Katrin Cartlidge - Varya Ranevsky
  • Owen Teale
    Owen Teale - Yermolay Lopakhin
  • Frances de la Tour
    Frances de la Tour

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