DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

Rating: PG
Year: 2013
Length: 195 minutes
Genre: Sweeping epic involving love war and corruption during the Russian revolution
Rating: PG 193' adult themes, medium level violence
Cast: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Alec Guiness, Rod Steiger, Tom Courteney
Director: David Lean.

Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak.

Synopsis:
Doctor Zhivago covers the years prior to, during, and after the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of poet and physician Yuri Zhivago. Adopted by a bourgeois family, Zhivago marries their daughter Tonya who has just returned from Paris. An idealistic reformer, Pasha, is in love with and marries Lara but begins swinging toward left extremism. Lara and Zhivago come together during the war in a field hospital where Lara was searching for her missing Pasha. During those 6 months, radical change ensues throughout Russia as Vladimir Lenin arrives in Moscow. Before their departure, Yuri and Lara fall in love but Yuri must remain loyal to Tonya, and Lara is bait for Lenin hoping to trap Pasha.

Reviews:
"Literate, oldfashioned, soul-filling and thoroughly romantic." Time Magazine
"One of the most meticulously designed and executed films." Variety
"beautifully crafted 193 minute opus from the master of epic cinema, David Lean." Film4

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