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Based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel prize-winning epic novel set during the Russian Revolution, this sweeping romance tells the story of an idealistic young doctor and the passions that tear him and his country apart.
© 1965 DOCTOR ZHIVAGO and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.
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Critics Consensus: It may not be the best of David Lean's epics, but Dr. Zhivago is still brilliantly photographed and sweepingly romantic.
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Common Sense Says
Epic drama combines romance, politics, mature themes.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this epic historical film traces the tumultuous events of the Russian Revolution through the eyes of a noble doctor and poet. Dr. Zhivago’s ideals, and his very-personal poetry, have made him a marked man in the socialist state, and he and his family are forced to make some very difficult choices to survive in the new regime. He also must choose between his wife and mistress, though ultimately the decision is forced upon him by the tragic circumstances of the period. There are several significant battle scenes, but little explicit violence. And while Zhivago’s long-running affair is a key part of the story, there is no onscreen sex. Expect a good amount of smoking and drinking, especially vodka.
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- Release Date:December 22, 1965
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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