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The Idiot (DVD NTSC)

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Studio(s): CP Digital, Studiya "2 - B-2"
DVD Region: ALL
4 DVD Set
Theatrical release: 2003
DVD release: 2003
Play time: 500 min.
Sound format(s): Dolby Digital 5.1
Language(s): Russian
Subtitles: English
Format: 4:3
Genre(s): Drama, TV Series

Based on the novel of Fyodor Dostoevsky "The Idiot".

Count Myshkin comes back to Russia from Switzerland where he was under care in psychiatric hospital. He meets Parfen Rogozhin on a train on his way to St.Petersburg. Rogozhin tells Myshkin about his passionate love for Nastasia Filippovna who used to be a kept-woman of millionaire Totsky. When the count gets to Petersburg, he comes to the house of his distant relative Epanchina who is a wife of a general. Myshkin meets Epanchina’s husband, their daughters, and general’s secretary Ganya Ivolgin. Nastasia Filippovna’s portrait that was accidentally spotted by the count on the general’s table creates a big impression on Myshkin…

This incarnation of "The Idiot" is arguably the first which portrays Dostoyevsky’s entire novel; earlier versions have focused on only the first part, or the main storyline. No effort was spared in reproducing period detail; several museums provided fabric and lace for the costumes.

Vladimir Bortko

Igor' Kornelyuk

Aleksej Petrenko, Vladimir A. Il'in, Inna Churikova, Oleg Basilashvili, Vladimir Mashkov, Aleksandr ml. Lazarev, Aleksandr Domogarov, Anastasiya Mel'nikova, Evgenij Mironov, Mikhail Boyarskij, Ol'ga Budina, Lidiya Velezheva, Mariya Kiseleva

Valerij Todorovskij

Art Director:
Vladimir Svetozarov