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Siberian Lady Macbeth Movie Review Summary

Actors: Olivera Markovic, Ljuba Tadic

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SIBERIAN LADY MACBETH (Sibirska Ledi Magbet), based on the Nicolas Leskov novel, was directed by the Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda in 1961.

Katerina Izmajlowa lives with her father-in-law Izmajlow in a small Russian village. She's married for five years now with Zinovij Izmailow who's more often abroad than home. Katerina is despised by her husband's father because she hasn't given birth to a child yet. One day, Sergei, a day-laborer, comes to the farm asking for work. He's hired, seduces Katerina but both lovers are seen by Izmajlow. Sergei is beaten but Katerina manages to poison her father-in-law on the same night. Now she can have Sergei in her bed. When her husband Zinovij Izmailow finally comes back home, she also kills him, with the help of Sergei, and buries him in the pigs's sludge.

Katerina and Sergei live happy together for a few months but, one day, a remote cousin of Izmajlow arrives at the farm claiming that half of the Izmajlow's fortune belongs to her and the ten years old boy she has brought with her. The boy is also murdered by the lovers who are, this time, arrested and convicted of murder. They are banned to Siberia and start a long journey on foot towards the northern part of Russia.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   Killer POV story Blackmail & Seduction?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Russian

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Prairie?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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