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127 Ratings

Dark Eyes

Oci ciornie

Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Italy, United States, 1987
Comedy, Romance, Drama


An Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks, Romano Patroni leaves his wife to visit a spa where he falls in love with a Russian woman. He returns to Italy resolved to leave his wife and marry his love. His Russian listener then narrates a shorter story.

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Dark Eyes Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1987 | Winner: Best Actor

Academy Awards

1988 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1987 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

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