The Duel

Плохой, хороший человек


Genre: Drama
Duration: 98mins
Format: 35mm
Director: Iosef Heifits
Cast: Oleg Dal, Vladimir Vysotskiy, Lyudmila Maksakova, Anatoli Papanov

Classics Retrospective – Chekhov Screen Adaptations

In a small town in the south of Russia during the 1890s two young men share a common trait of implacability and an antagonistic nature. They become entangled in a quarrel and this leads to the two challenging each other to a duel. The film is loosely based on “The Duel” by Anton Chekov and has a modern-day adaptation currently in cinemas. The film is a Soviet-era classic and provides a unique insight into the way drama was portrayed in the USSR.  It also features Vladimir Vysotskiy in one of his most prominent cinematic roles.

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