Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: April 20, 2001
Summary: Based on the Vladimir Nabokov novel of the same name, this film examines the effects of love and obsession, and how two passions could tear a man apart. (Sony Pictures Classics)


Runtime: 109 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and thematic elements.
Production: France 2 Cinéma
Genres: Drama, Romance
Countries: UK, France
Languages: English, Italian
Home Release Date: Sep 18, 2001
Director Credit
Marleen Gorris Director
Writer Credit
Peter Berry Screenplay
Vladimir Nabokov Novel "Zashchita Luzhina"
Principal Cast Credit
Emily Watson Natalia Katkov
John Turturro Aleksandr Ivanovich 'Sascha' Luzhin
Cast Credit
Alexander Hunting Young Aleksandr Luzhin
Alfredo Pea 1st Official
Carlo Greco Hotel Manager
Christopher Thompson Jean De Stassard
Fabio Pasquini 2nd Official
Fabio Sartor Dottore Salvatore Turati
Geraldine James Vera, Natalia's Mother
Kelly Hunter Luzhin's Mother
Luigi Petrucci Santucci
Mark Tandy Luzhin's Father
Orla Brady Aunt Anna
Peter Blythe Ilya
Stuart Wilson Leo Valentinov
Producer Credit
Andrew Warren Line Producer
Caroline Wood Producer
Eric Robison Co-Producer
Jody Allen Executive Producer
Leo Pescarolo Co-Producer
Louis Becker Producer
Péter Barbalics Co-Producer
Philippe Guez Producer
Stephen Evans Producer