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1hr 44min
Release:
2002
Synopsis: Director Valery Todorovsky's somber drama stars Oleg Yankovsky as Mitya, a middle-aged university professor whose wife dies suddenly. In the course of going through her possessions, he comes upon letters proving that she has been having an affair with another man (Sergei Garmash) for the past 15 years. Consumed with grief and jealousy, Mitya seeks out and confronts his wife's former lover, and in the process of coming to grips with his wife's infidelity, nearly destroys himself and his relationship ... Full Synopsis
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The great Russian actor Oleg Yankovsky delivers a powerful performance in this understated study of one man's grief and loss. Perhaps best known for his work with Andrei Tarkovsky in Nostalgia (among his other film credits are Sally Potter's The Man Who Cried and Anthony Waller's Mute Witness), Yankovsky is one of the great contemporary Russian actors. His Mitya, in The Lover, is a masterful study ... Read Review
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