Directed by: Michael Hoffman
Written by: Michael Hoffman
Produced by: Jens Meurer, Chris Curling, Bonnie Arnold
Cast Members: James McAvoy, Christopher Plummer
Released date: December 23, 2009
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
In 1910, famed novelist Leo Tolstoy and his wife Sofya vehemently disagree over the rights to Tolstoy's literary legacy. Sofya believes her husband should bequeath them to her upon his death, while Tolstoy's chief disciple, Chertkov, has nearly convinced the writer to sign the rights over to the Russian people. To this end, Chertkov inserts a spy into Tolstoy's household, who promptly falls for one of the novelist's daughters.
→ Intoxicating. Infuriating. Impossible. Love.
♦ When Sofya is looking into Leo Tolstoy’s diary it is written in modern Russian orthography which was not used at that time.
♦ When Sofya is talking to Vladimir about the new will, the right side of her face varies from being in and out of a shadow between shots.
• Why should it be easy? I am the work of your life, you are the work of mine. That’s what love is!
• Look at me! This is who I am, *this* is what you married. We may be older, maybe we’re old, but I’m still your little chicken. And you’re still my big cock.