The Duel

  • 1964
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A superbly acted adaptation of a play by Chekhov, THE DUEL tells of the struggles that Strizhenov has with his dull daily routine and the mistress that offers no relief from his boredom. When his mistress's husband dies, he is faced with the possibility of marriage--a thought which sends him packing. He tries to borrow money from Druzhnikov, but when the...read more

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A superbly acted adaptation of a play by Chekhov, THE DUEL tells of the struggles that Strizhenov has with his dull daily routine and the mistress that offers no relief from his boredom. When his mistress's husband dies, he is faced with the possibility of marriage--a thought which sends

him packing. He tries to borrow money from Druzhnikov, but when the lender realizes what the money is for he refuses. Furious, Strizhenov challenges him to a duel which ends in neither man hitting his target. Strizhenov is deeply affected by his brush with death and begins life anew.

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