Anton Chekhov's The Duel Image
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

Summary: Based on his eponymous 1891 novella, The Duel gives life to a classic Chekhovian tale: the young ne’er-do-well aristocrat vs. the arrogant man of science; the attraction of a manipulative, narcissistic mistress vs. the life of the mind and of principled action. Gambling, alcohol and flirtations consummated in an impossibly beautiful countryside hold obvious attractions for Laevsky. But he’s brought up short when financial ruin and his mistress’s sexual dalliances lead to a violent denouement. Dover Kosashvili, director of LATE MARRIAGE, assembles a brilliant ensemble cast of British actors who strike just the right balance between intrigue and that particularly Russian brand of ennui we associate with Chekhov — but which today might elicit a prescription for Celexa. (Film Forum)
Runtime: 95 min
Production: Duel Productions
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Languages: English, Spanish
Director Credit
Dover Koshashvili Director
Writer Credit
Anton Chekhov Writer
Mary Bing Writer
Cast Credit
Alister Cameron Ustimovitch
Andrew Scott Laevsky
Debbie Chazen Olga
Fiona Glascott Nadia
Goran Kostic Cast
Graham Turner Atchmianov Senior
Jeremy Swift Deacon
Michelle Fairley Marya
Niall Buggy Samoylenko
Nicholas Rowe Sheshkovsky
Rik Makarem Atchmianov
Simon Trinder Postal Superintendent
Tea Matanovic Natalya Ivanovna
Tobias Menzies Von Koren
Producer Credit
Donald Rosenfeld Producer
Frank Pavich Assistant Producer
Igor Nola Co-Producer
Mary Bing Producer
Per Melita Co-Producer
Suza Horvat Co-Producer
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