Directed by: Nikita Mikhalkov
Countries & Regions: France
Length: 170 mins
Released: 26 September 2005
Cat No: P900201000
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The Barber of Siberia
Cast: Daniel Olbrychski , Robert Hardy , Oleg Menchikov , Richard Harris , Julia Ormond , Isabelle Renauld , Nikita Mikhalkov , Vladimir Ilyin , Mac McDonald , Oleg Menshikov , Anna Mikhalkova , Aleksey Petrenko , Aleksandr Yakovlev , Marat Basharov , Yevgeni Steblov , Marina Neyolova , Nikita Tatarenkov , Artyom Mikhalkov
Epic love story. In 1885, entrepreneur Douglas McCracken (Richard Harris) travels to Russia with his young assistant Jane Callahan (Julia... Read More
The good part of this film was the beautiful Julia Ormond until she started with her vacuous grin. Richard Harris was an old man playing an old man…with his mouth open.
Oleg Menshikov seemed to equate staring with acting.
I watched the whole 169 minutes of this film hoping it could only get better but it did not. It was just full of cliched stereotypes.
A very disappointing film, not a bit like the blurb.
Splendid! A perfect acting compensates fully for a bit predictable plotline (there is nothing new under the moon, isnt'it?). Stanislavsky would be proud certainly of it. Great pictures of Russia, wonderful lovestory. Highly recommended, to sum up.