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NARRATIVE FEATURE | 200 MIN | 2010

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

To mark the 45th anniversary of David Lean's romantic epic Doctor Zhivago, we welcome Warner Home Video's magnificent state-of-the-art hi-def restoration, shown theatrically for the first time at Tribeca and available on Blu-ray disc May 4. Adapted from Boris Pasternak's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the film captured five Academy five more.

Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Ralph Richardson, and Tom Courtenay star in the film—filled with passion, drama, and personal and political strife set against the enormous backdrop of the Russian Revolution. The film follows Zhivago as he marries, raises a family, and then meets his life's love in the midst of war and revolution. Much like his beloved country, Zhivago's spirit becomes battered by war's devastation as he struggles to maintain his individualism despite overwhelming odds. The ultimate power of Doctor Zhivago emanates from Lean's rendering of the fragile yet indomitable human spirit and its capacity for love. Maurice Jarre's haunting score and Freddie Young's rich photography help achieve the lavish production values, rarely surpassed since.

Film Information
Year: 1965
Length: 200 minutes
Language: English, Russian
Country: USA, U.K.
Premiere: Special Screening
Cast & Credits
Primary Cast: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Tom Courtenay
Director: David Lean
Screenwriter: Robert Bolt
Editor: Norman Savage
Director of Photography: Freddy Young
Production Designer: John Box
Composer: Maurice Jarre
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Karen Penhale
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Press Contact
Marie Remelius
CSPR
Phone: 818-260-0777
marie@cs-pr.com

Press Contact
Janet Keller
Warner Brothers
Phone: (323) 866-6875
janet.keller@warnerbrothers.com

Press Contact
Karen Penhale
CSPR
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: 818 260 0777
karenpenhale@cs-pr.com

About the Director(s)
David Lean was a British director known for literate, epic productions, including Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, and A Passage to India. His films won many Academy Awards®, and Lean himself was nominated for seven and won two for best director on Lawrence of Arabia and The Bridge of the River Kwai. He died in 1991.

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