About

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.

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Directed by

David Lean

Written by

Robert Bolt (Screenplay)
Boris Pasternak (Novel)

Runtime

200 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain

Language

English

Tagline

Turbulent were the times and fiery was the love story of Zhivago, his wife and the passionate, tender Lara.

Cast

Keywords

daughter world war i nurse loss of loved one epic love triangle forbidden love suicide attempt russian revolution step parents

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#27 on Top 100 British films BFI

#7 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

#530 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Music, Score - Substantially Original Maurice Jarre

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color Terence Marsh John Box Dario Simoni

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Robert Bolt

Oscar for Best Costume Design, Color Phyllis Dalton