Onegin (1999) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.5/ 10 (4590 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for brief violence and a sexual image

Production Company
7 Arts International [gb]
Baby Productions
CanWest Global Television Network [ca]
Rysher Entertainment [us]
Starz! [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(Canada) - 18 September 1999
(Japan) - 31 October 1999
(Italy) - 8 November 1999
(Italy) - 19 November 1999
(UK) - 19 November 1999

Running Time


1820s, 19th-century, adultery, ballerina, book, candle, candlelight, character-name-in-title, coffin, cousin-cousin-relationship, dancing, death, dock, duel, estate, flashback, fortune-teller, friend, friendship, horse, horse-drawn-sleigh-carriage, husband-wife-relationship, ice-skating, independent-film, inheritance,

Technical Support
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Armstrong, Alun as [Zaretsky] <6>
  2. Bremmer, Richard as [Diplomat at ball] <18>
  3. Donovan, Martin (II) as [Prince Nikitin] <5>
  4. East, Ian as [Executor] <17>
  5. Eastwood, Tom (I) as [Onegin's uncle] <22>
  6. Farrell, Dan (VI) as (uncredited) [Belgian Ambassador]
  7. Fiennes, Ralph as [Onegin] <1>
  8. McBurney, Simon as [Triquet] <7>
  9. McGivern, Geoffrey as [Andrey Petrovitch] <13>
  10. McMullan, Tim as [Dandy 1] <14>
  11. Potter, Tim (II) as [Dandy 2] <15>
  12. Stephens, Toby as [Lensky] <3>
  13. Watkins, Jason (I) as [Guillot] <9>
  14. Wright, Chris Lee as [The hussar] <21>
  15. Annis, Francesca as (uncredited) [Katiusha]
  16. Berrington, Elizabeth as [Mlle Volkonsky] <16>
  17. Betzold, Marion as [Ballerina] <20>
  18. Davies, Gwenllian as [Anisia] <11>
  19. Hanslip, Chloe Elise as [Child violinist] <19>
  20. Headey, Lena as [Olga] <4>
  21. Tyler, Liv as [Tatyana] <2>
  22. Walter, Harriet as [Madame Larina] <8>
  23. Withers, Margery as [Nanya] <12>
  24. Worth, Irene as [Princess Alina] <10>


  1. Drama
  2. Romance

Full Plot

In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is introduced to the young Tatiana. A passionate and virtuous girl, she soon falls hopelessly under the spell of the aloof newcomer and professes her love for him. Dawn M. Barclift Plot not found

Total Business

BT: USD 14,000,000 GR: USD 206,128 (USA) (20 April 2000) GR: USD 183,821 (USA) (2 April 2000) GR: USD 168,261 (USA) (26 March 2000) GR: USD 161,292 (USA) (12 March 2000) GR: USD 146,278 (USA) (27 February 2000) GR: USD 156,038 (USA) (20 February 2000) GR: USD 8,855 (USA) (19 December 1999) GR: GBP 720,782 (UK) (1 March 2000) GR: GBP 551,777 (UK) (19 December 1999) GR: GBP 501,465 (UK) (12 December 1999) GR: GBP 417,527 (UK) (5 December 1999) GR: GBP 293,010 (UK) (28 November 1999) GR: GBP 118,522 (UK) (21 November 1999) GR: AUD 993,690 (Australia) OW: USD 8,855 (USA) (19 December 1999) (1 screen) OW: GBP 118,522 (UK) (21 November 1999) (52 screens) PD: February 1998 - ? SD: 7 March 1998 - ? WG: USD 13,919 (USA) (2 April 2000) (3 screens) WG: USD 3,507 (USA) (26 March 2000) (2 screens) WG: USD 3,722 (USA) (12 March 2000) (2 screens) WG: USD 3,742 (USA) (27 February 2000) (1 screen) WG: USD 9,911 (USA) (20 February 2000) (2 screens) WG: GBP 18,052 (UK) (19 December 1999) (14 screens) WG: GBP 40,074 (UK) (12 December 1999) (35 screens) WG: GBP 61,527 (UK) (5 December 1999) (37 screens) WG: GBP 95,056 (UK) (28 November 1999) (51 screens) WG: GBP 118,522 (UK) (21 November 1999) (52 screens)

Movie Certificate

L (Iceland)
PG (Singapore)
18 (South Korea)
Livre (Brazil)
12 (Germany)(w)
IIA (Hong Kong)
M (New Zealand)
7 (Spain)
12 (UK)

Music Composers

  1. Fiennes, Magnus


  1. Adefarasin, Remi (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Bright, John (II)
  2. Obolensky, Chloé (as Chloe Obolensky)


Alpha Filmes [br] - (Brazil) (DVD)
Alpha Filmes [br] - (Brazil) (VHS)
GAGA [jp]
Helkon Filmverleih GmbH [de] - (Germany)
Madman Entertainment [au] - (2001) (Australia) (DVD)
Samuel Goldwyn Films [us]
Sterling Home Entertainment [us]
Teleview International [lb] - (1999) (Lebanon) (TV) (Middle East)
Videosonic Arts [gr] - (2004) (Greece) (video)
Winkler Film [at] - (2007) (Germany) (DVD)

Film Editors

  1. Clark, Jim (I)


  1. Alexander, Tania (III) (advisor: Russian)
  2. Alymova, Olga (interpreter)
  3. Bennett, Ros (unit nurse) (as Ross Bennet)
  4. Benton, Bi (production coordinator: St. Petersburg)
  5. Bezhanskaya, Yana (assistant location manager)
  6. Brownell, Johanna (researcher)
  7. Brusovani, Phillip (interpreter)
  8. Cook, Tara (I) (assistant to director)
  9. Cook, Tara B. (assistant to director)
  10. Crombie, Hazel (production accountant)
  11. Daubeny, Nick (supervising location manager)
  12. Earle, Harriet (I) (location manager: St. Petersburg)
  13. Fazan, Eleanor (I) (choreographer)
  14. Forsyth, Tom (I) (stand-in)
  15. Franklin, Natasha (I) (ettiquette consultant: Russian)
  16. Hait, Anna (interpreter)
  17. Horne, Viviane (stand-in)
  18. Jackson, Paul (III) (health and safety officer)
  19. Jacobs, Sally (II) (caterer)
  20. Johnson, Carrie (I) (unit nurse)
  21. Jones, Kate (III) (assistant: Liv Tyler)
  22. Jones, Lisa (III) (crowd coordinator)
  23. Koziell, Eliza Poklewski (assistant to executive producer)
  24. Lacey, Joe (I) (stand-in)
  25. Landsberger, Maurice (supervising production accountant)
  26. Landsberger, Paul (assistant accountant)
  27. Last, Donovan (caterer)
  28. Lilly, Wendy (production coordinator)
  29. Marazzi, Kelly (stand-in)
  30. McDonald, Jerry (unit nurse)
  31. McDonald, June (script supervisor)
  32. Messias, Kelly (production secretary)
  33. Miodushevsky, Eugeny (assistant location manager)
  34. Oakley, Alex (floor runner)
  35. Odell, Alison (assistant to producer)
  36. Ovchinnikova, Anna (interpreter)
  37. Peshekhodko, Andrey (interpreter)
  38. Petrova, Olga (VII) (accountant)
  39. Politova, Katya (interpreter)
  40. Prosvetova, Tatiana (interpreter)
  41. Rice, Christina (I) (runner: producer)
  42. Simanovskiy, Dimitri (interpreter) (as Dimitry Simanovsky)
  43. Sinelshikova, Kira (interpreter) (as Kira Sinelschikova)
  44. Smirnova, Galina (customs coordinator)
  45. Smirnova, Natalya (I) (location manager)
  46. Soar, Mark (caterer)
  47. Stamp, Amie (production runner)
  48. Thomas, D.M. (translator: Tatyana and Onegin's letters)
  49. Tisdell, Kirsty (unit nurse)
  50. Veduccio, Becky (assistant to executive producer)
  51. Volodin, Maxim (assistant location manager)
  52. Washington, Joan (dialogue coach)
  53. Williams, Emma (IV) (unit nurse)
  54. Yanbukhtina, Elenor (coordinator)
  55. Zveryov, Aleksei (location manager) (as Alexi Zverev)


Evgeny Onegin: You interpret my heart, my nature, as you wish to believe it. In truth, I have no secret longing to be saved from myself. Evgeny Onegin: If you but knew the flames that burn in me which I attempt to beat down with my reason. Tatyana Larina: [writing letter] Dearest Evgeny, I write to you, it is all I can do. And now I know it is in your power to punish my presuming heart. Yet if you have one drop of pity, you'll not abandon me to my unhappy fate. I am in love with you and I must tell you this or my heart, my heart which belongs to you, will surely break. I would never have revealed my shame to you, if just once a week I might see you. Exchange a word or two and then think day and night of one thing alone til our next meeting. But you're unsociable, they say, that the country bores you. Is it true? Does the country bore you? Sometimes I wonder that you ever visited us. Why, I'd never have known you or known this agony and fever. I know that all my life's been leading me to this union with you. I recognised you at first sight and knew with certainty. I said to myself, It's him, he has come. Help me, resolve my doubts. Perhaps all this is nonsence, emptiness, a delusion and quite another fate awaits me. Imagine it, I'm here alone half out of my mind. I dread to read this over, my secret longing. I know that I can trust your honour, though I feel faint from shame and fear, Tatyana Nanya: You can't change your fate. Tatyana Larina: Why not? Tatyana Larina: Why? Why do you pursue me like this? Evgeny Onegin: [writing to Tatyana] I can forsee the bitter scorn blazing at me from your proud eyes when you have read my secret sorrow. When we first met, through chance, I saw tenderness like a shooting star but did not dare to put my faith in it. Then Lensky fell, which parted us til further. Then I tore my heart away from everything I loved, rootless, estranged from all, I thought that liberty and peace would serve instead of happiness. My God, how wrong I was. How I have been punished. No, day by day to be with you, follow you everywhere, alive to every smile, each movement of your eyes, to dwell upon you soul's perfection, listen to your voice and grow faint with yearning. That is bliss and I'm cut off from it. My time is short, each day and hour is precious yet I just drag myself around in boredom. Everyday a desert unless when I wake up I know the day will bring a glimpse of you. If you but knew the flames that burn in me, which I attempt to beat down with my reason, but let it be. I cannot struggle against my feelings anymore, I am entirely in your will. Evgeny Onegin: When will the devil take me? Vladimir Lensky: And then you'll shoot me? Evgeny Onegin: Only if you're dull. Evgeny Onegin: Or do you all gather round the piano and sing off key? Tatyana Larina: Why should one human being own another? Vladimir Lensky: He told me my singing desicrated Schubert. Tatyana Larina: Am I noble enough for you now? Tatyana Larina: Oh God. It hurts. Evgeny Onegin: Why does it hurt? Tatyana Larina: Because you are too late. Yes, you are too late Evgeny. Olga Larina: You've just taken your own rook. Vladimir Lensky: Have I? Vladimir Lensky: Didn't I say don't be late? Evgeny Onegin: Yes. Vladimir Lensky: Then why are you late? Evgeny Onegin: Can't you see where this leads? A declaration, a kiss, a wedding, family, obligation, boredom, adultery. Vladimir Lensky: You're seducing the woman I love aren't you?

Other Titles

  1. Eugene Onegin (1998) (ENG)
    (UK) (working title)

  2. Onegin - Eine Liebe in St. Petersburg (2000) (ENG)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Alresford, Hampshire, England, UK - (stately home (artificial snow))
  2. Frensham Little Pond, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK
  3. Northington Grange, New Alresford, Hampshire, England, UK
  4. Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK - (studio)
  5. St. Petersburg, Russia


- 'Martha Fiennes' (qv), the director, 'Ralph Fiennes' (qv), the star and executive director, and 'Magnus Fiennes' (qv), the composer, are all siblings. Additionally, another sister, 'Sophie Fiennes' (qv), Martha's husband, 'George Tiffin' (qv), Ralph's partner, 'Francesca Annis' (qv), and Magnus' wife 'Maya Fiennes' (qv), were all involved in the film.

- The song played at Tatiana's Naming Day feast is "On the Hills of Manchuria". It is not a folk song. It was written in 1906 by Ilya Shatrov, bandmaster of 214 Mokshansky infantry regiment, after tragical events of Russian-Japanese war.

- SPOILER: Much like the character of Lensky, author 'Alexander Pushkin' (qv) was killed in a duel after challenging a man for seducing his wife, Natalya. Pushkin's home in St Petersburg can be seen in the background when Onegin sits on his balcony in this film's final scene.