Onegin (1999)

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  • Eugene Onegin Working

Synopsis

Adaptation of the novel `Eugene Onegin' by Alexander Pushkin. Set in early 19th century Russia, tells the story of a bored St Petersburg socialite who inherits his uncle's estate and decamps to the country. There he meets a neighbouring landowner and poet, and through him a widowed mother and her two daughters. The poet is engaged to the elder daughter. Her sister writes Onegin a passionate love letter but is cruelly spurned by him. His flirtatious behaviour towards the poet's fiancée leads to a duel and the death of the poet. Onegin disappears. On his return, six years later, he encounters the woman he spurned who is married to a prince. Onegin begs her forgiveness for his past behaviour.

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