Anton Chekhov's the DuelClosed Captioning
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In ANTON CHEKHOV'S THE DUEL, escalating animosity between two men with opposing philosophies of life is played out against the backdrop of a decaying seaside resort along the Black Sea coast.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 37
- Fresh: 30
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A very satisfying and tonally precise English-language adaptation of an 1891 Chekhov novella.
Fresh: Mary Bing's debut feature script sticks close to the novella, and director Kosashvili is always alive to the story's richness of character and situation.
Fresh: This excellent adaptation of Chekhov's little-known novella only whets the appetite for more.
Rotten: Little happens onscreen. The characters bicker, picnic, bathe, and borrow money: the usual small change of the Chekhovian deal.
very well done.
Excellent. Chekhov's tension is given space and atmosphere with gorgeous detail. This is every bit as well seen as felt.
I found myself in both characters, the intellectual and the passionate, or maybe I want to see it that way. good movie
Worth watching once
Slow. Unfocused. I liked the scenery. Seems like a very old take on boredom and relationships dulled by disinterest.