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Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (1967)
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Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (1967)
Original name: Катерина Измайлова
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Katerina Izmailova is a filmization of Dmitry Shostakovich's long-suppressed 1936 opera. Galina Vishnevskaya stars as Katerina, a bored 19th century farm wife. At the behest of her grungy lover, Katerina murders her husband and her father-in-law. She and her new beau are both sent to Siberia, where the lover almost immediately takes up with a younger woman. Banned by Stalin for its bleak portrait of Soviet life, Katerina Izmailova was not given a Russian staging for over 40 years; its Metropolitan Opera debut did not occur until 1994. Dmitri Shostakovich also wrote the screenplay for the screen version of Katerina Izmailova.
Plot: murder, betrayal, opera, poison
Place: siberia, russia

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