The Kreutzer Sonata (2008 film)

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The Kreutzer Sonata
Poster of the movie The Kreutzer Sonata.jpg
Directed by Bernard Rose
Starring Danny Huston
Elisabeth Rohm
Anjelica Huston
Distributed by Axiom Films (UK and Ireland)
Release dates
  • June 20, 2008 (2008-06-20) (Edinburgh International Film Festival)
Running time 99 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Kreutzer Sonata is a 2008 film directed by Bernard Rose based on an eponymous novella by Leo Tolstoy.

It is Rose's second collaboration with Danny Huston (after Ivans XTC) and his third adaptation of a work by Leo Tolstoy, following 1997's Anna Karenina and 2003's Ivans XTC.

"The Kreutzer Sonata" is the name commonly given to Ludwig van Beethoven's Violin Sonata no. 9 in A major. Director Bernard Rose had previously directed Immortal Beloved, a film on the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, in which there is a major (and pivotal) scene based around a performance of the Kreutzer Sonata.

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