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The Cherry Orchard (1981)

TV Movie | 130 min | Drama

Madame Ranevsky (Dame Judi Dench) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial, she continues living in the past...See moreMadame Ranevsky (Dame Judi Dench) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial, she continues living in the past, deluding herself and her family, while the beautiful cherry trees are being axed down by the re-possessor Lopakhin (Bill Paterson), her former serf, who has his own agenda. Written by Steve Shelokhonov See less
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Anton Chekhov (play "Vishnyovyy sad") | Trevor Griffiths (version: English) | Helen Rappaport (translation)
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Nick Bic√Ęt (as Nick Bicat)
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Updated Oct 13, 1981

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Oct 13, 1981 (United Kingdom)
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6.9 / 10 | 93 votes