Emil Loteanu’s very popular adaptation of Chekhov’s novel The Shooting Party takes place in the 19th-century Russian countryside where a story of crime and passion unfolds. Beautiful but poor, young Olga is forced to marry elderly Prince Urbenin.
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Not sure if this is good Chekhov, but - with only GYPSIES ARE FOUND NEAR HEAVEN to compare - it's certainly good Loteanu. Chekhov is generally pretty subdued, while Loteanu has a taste for the baroque (and this movie is as physically exquisite as its female lead). As in GYPSIES, here woman is an annihilating force; every man's in ruins by the end. And why change a title as great as MY TENDER AND AFFECTIONATE BEAST?