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The Gambler [videorecording]

Channel Four Films and UGC DA International in association with Hungry Eye Pictures & KRO Drama, a Mark Vlessing production of a Karoly Makk film ; producers, Charles Cohen, Mark Vlessing ; writers, Katherine Ogden, Charles Cohen, Nick Dear ; director, Karoly Makk
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Based on a true episode in literary history - this is a tale of the strange circumstances that led Dostoyevsky to write his novel "The gambler". A young woman, in desperate need of money, takes a job as a stenographer while Dostoyevsky dictates his novel to her. The terms of her employment are extraodinary - she must stay in his apartment during the next month. As the novel unfolds, she discovers that she must come face to face with her own eroticism.
Director
Karoly Makk
Performers
Michael Gambon, Jodhi May, Polly Walker, Dominic West, John Wood, Johan Leysen, Luise Rainer.
Release Date
1997
Run Time
97 min.
Language
English
Rating
MPAA rating: Not rated
Notes
  • Videodisc relelase of a 1997 motion picture.
  • For special features see interactive menu.
ISBN
0794201806, 9780794201807
Credits
Director of photography, Jules Van Den Steenhoven ; art director, Lóránd Jávor ; editor, Kevin Whelan ; music, Brian Lock ; costume designer, Dien Van Straalen ; production designer, Ben Van Os.
Published
New York, NY : Wellspring, 2002.
Publisher no.
FLV5320 Wellspring
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD-Rom, Dolby.
Technical Details

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