An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano

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An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano
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French film poster
Directed byNikita Mikhalkov
Screenplay byAleksandr Adabashyan
Nikita Mikhalkov
Story byAnton Chekhov
StarringAleksandr Kalyagin
Elena Solovey
Yevgeniya Glushenko
Music byEduard Artemyev
CinematographyPavel Lebeshev
Edited byLyudmila Yelyan
Release date
Running time
103 minutes
CountrySoviet Union

An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (Russian: Неоконченная пьеса для механического пианино, romanizedNeokonchennaya pyesa dlya mekhanicheskogo pianino) is a 1977 Soviet drama film directed by Nikita Mikhalkov, who also co-stars. It is based on Anton Chekhov's Platonov[1], as well as several other his short stories.


Some members of the gentry gather at a house in rural Russia in the early twentieth century. As the day progresses, relationships develop, and the question arises of where these new relationships will lead.



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