An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (Neokonchennaya pyesa dlya mekhanicheskogo pianino)
An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (Neokonchennaya pyesa dlya mekhanicheskogo pianino) (1977)

Family and friends gather at the country estate of a general's widow, Anna Petrovna. Sofia, the new wife of Anna's stepson, recognizes Misha, a former lover. Sofia and Misha rekindle their love but will they will they flaunt… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 5, 1977
DVD Release Date: June 20, 1993
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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The film, only very loosely based on the early Chekhov play Platonov, is perhaps even closer to Chekhov than Chekhov was.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Loosely basing his saga on on Chekhov's first play Platonov (written in 1881 but published in 1923), Mikhalkov has made a humorous, bittersweet tale of human folly and lost dreams.

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Time Out

Mikhalkov's version of Chekhov's first play, Platonov, has a lyrical naturalism that Chekhov would have loved.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The relentlessly pretty cinematography suggests an urge for precious self-deception on Mikhalkov's part as strong as any of his characters'.

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