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Dark Eyes (1987)

118 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his ...See moreAboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's opulent home to visit a spa where he falls in love with a Russian woman whose marriage is a horror. He pursues her into the Russian heartland and returns to Italy resolved to leave his wife and marry his love. His amazed and appreciative Russian listener then narrates a shorter story. Written by See less
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Director
Nikita Mikhalkov (as Nikita Michalkov)
Writers
Aleksandr Adabashyan (story and screenplay) (as Alexandre Adabascian) | Nikita Mikhalkov (story and screenplay) (as Nikita Michalkov) | Suso Cecchi D'Amico (scenario collaborator) | Anton Chekhov (short stories) (as Anton P. Cechov)
Producers
Carlo Cucchi | Silvia D'Amico Bendico (as Silvia D'Amico Bendicò)
Composer
Cinematographer
Production Designers
Aleksandr Adabashyan (as Alexandre Adabascian) | Mario Garbuglia
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$2,201,428
Gross (World)
$2,201,428
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Release date
Nov 6, 1987 (United States)

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Marthe Keller
Tina, Romano's Mistress Tina, Romano's Mistress   See fewer
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Elena Safonova
Anna Sergeyevna, Governor's Wife (as Elena Sofonova) Anna Sergeyevna, Governor's Wife (as Elena Sofonova)   See fewer
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Pina Cei
Elisa's Mother Elisa's Mother   See fewer
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Vsevolod Larionov
Pavel (Russian Ship Passenger) Pavel (Russian Ship Passenger)   See fewer
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Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy
Il Governarore di Sisoev (as Innochentij Smoktunovskj) Il Governarore di Sisoev (as Innochentij Smoktunovskj)   See fewer
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Roberto Herlitzka
L'Avvocato L'Avvocato   See fewer
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Paolo Baroni
Manlio Manlio   See fewer
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Oleg Tabakov
Sua Grazia Sua Grazia   See fewer
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Yuriy Bogatyryov
Il Maresciallo (as Jury Bogatiriov) Il Maresciallo (as Jury Bogatiriov)   See fewer
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Dmitriy Zolotukhin
Konstantin (as Dimitri Zolothuchin) Konstantin (as Dimitri Zolothuchin)   See fewer
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Silvana Mangano
Elisa (Romano's Wife) Elisa (Romano's Wife)   See fewer
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Jean-Pierre Bardos
Ospite sdraiato (as J. Pierre Bardos) Ospite sdraiato (as J. Pierre Bardos)   See fewer
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Nino Bignamini
L'acquirente L'acquirente   See fewer
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Maria Grazia Bon
Sua moglie Sua moglie   See fewer
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Mauro Brusini
Il prestigiatore Il prestigiatore   See fewer
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Elguja Burduli
Il cuoco della nave (as Elgugia Burduli) Il cuoco della nave (as Elgugia Burduli)   See fewer
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Pierluigi Cervetti
Il maestro di ginnastica (as P. Luigi Cervetti) Il maestro di ginnastica (as P. Luigi Cervetti)   See fewer
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Francesco De Rosa
Un ospite Un ospite   See fewer
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Aleksandr Filippenko
3e Funzionario Pietroburgo (as Alexandre Filipenko) 3e Funzionario Pietroburgo (as Alexandre Filipenko)   See fewer
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Isa Gallinelli
La padrona della pensione La padrona della pensione   See fewer
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Sergio Grimblad
L'interprete L'interprete   See fewer
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Pavel Kadochnikov
1e Funzionario Pietroburgo (as Pavel Kadocnikov) 1e Funzionario Pietroburgo (as Pavel Kadocnikov)   See fewer
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Aleksei Kuznetsov
The Gentleman From Suite Marshal of the Nobility (as Alexei Kusnezov) The Gentleman From Suite Marshal of the Nobility (as Alexei Kusnezov)   See fewer
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Larisa Kuznetsova
La moglie del maresciallo (as Larissa Kusnezova) La moglie del maresciallo (as Larissa Kusnezova)   See fewer
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Avangard Leontev
2e Funzionario Pietroburgo (as Avangard Leontiev) 2e Funzionario Pietroburgo (as Avangard Leontiev)   See fewer
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Evelina Meghnagi
La cantante delle terme (as Evelina Megnagi) La cantante delle terme (as Evelina Megnagi)   See fewer
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Renzo Marignano
Il generale Il generale   See fewer
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Loredana Martinez
La paffutella La paffutella   See fewer
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Maria Grazia Nazzari
L'Ufficiale ferito L'Ufficiale ferito   See fewer
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Riccardo Parisio Perrotti
Dodò (as Riccardo Perisio Perrotti) Dodò (as Riccardo Perisio Perrotti)   See fewer
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Ivana Rumor
La dietologa La dietologa   See fewer
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Lyubov Rudneva
La cameriera di Sisoev (as Liuba Rudneva) La cameriera di Sisoev (as Liuba Rudneva)   See fewer
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Carola Stagnaro
La professoressa di slavistica La professoressa di slavistica   See fewer
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Max Turilli
Il padre tedesco Il padre tedesco   See fewer
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Francesca Ventura
Innamorata dell'ufficiale Innamorata dell'ufficiale   See fewer
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Olga Voshchilina
La figlia di Konstantin (as Olia Voscilina) La figlia di Konstantin (as Olia Voscilina)   See fewer
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Jasa
Il cagnolino Il cagnolino   See fewer
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Aleksandr Adabashyan
Nurses at the sanatorium (uncredited) Nurses at the sanatorium (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dmitriy Buzylyov-Kretso
Uno zingaro (uncredited) Uno zingaro (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mikhail Buzylyov-Kretso
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gennadiy Matveev
Chief of Police (uncredited) Chief of Police (uncredited)   See fewer
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Aleksandr Pyatkov
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Isabella Rossellini
La Signora (uncredited) La Signora (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 2,642 votes