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Doctor Zhivago

David Lean demonstrates again why he's a peerless filmmaker of substance and scale, directing Boris Pasternak's tumultuous tale of Russia divided by war and hearts torn by love. Epic images abound: revolution in the streets, an infantry charge into No Man's Land, the train ride to the Urals, an icebound dacha. Omar Sharif plays the title role, in love with Lara (Julie Christie) and caught up in the tidal wave of history. Hauntingly scored by Maurice Jarre (who earned one of the film's five Academy Awards) and full of indelible performances, "Doctor Zhivago" is a moviemaking wonder.

Year: 1965
Genre: Drama, Classic Drama, Based on..., Best of the 1960s, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Golden Globe - Drama, Classic Cinema
Country: USA
Director: David Lean
Starring: Alec Guinness, Geraldine Chaplin, Julie Christie, Omar Sharif, Ralph Richardson, Rita Tushingham, Rod Steiger, Siobhan McKenna, Tom Courtenay
Duration: 192 Minutes
Rating: PG
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