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Country Life

1h 52m Drama, Romance, Australian, Australia 1994

An adaptation of Chekhov's 'Uncle Vanya' set in rural Australia in the 1920's.

A lively retelling of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, Uncle Vanya, Country Life is an entertaining romp, lusciously capturing an era of Australian history with both pathos and aplomb. When prodigal son, Alexander (Michael Blakemore), returns to his homeland in rural Australia, he brings with him his beautiful English wife, Deborah (Greta Scacchi, The Player), and settles into the dusty sheep station where his loyal and hardworking family have lived for generations.

Local doctor and resident charmer, Max (AFI Award winner Sam Neill, Jurassic Park), becomes drawn to the flirtatious Deborah, and the two raise scandalous suspicion within the otherwise conservative community. Frustrated by the arrogance and distraction of their new lodgers, hardworking proprietors, Jack (AFI Award winner John Hargreaves, Don’s Party) and Sally (AFI Award winner Kerry Fox, An Angel At My Table), take umbrage at the suggestion that they sell the farm and move on, determined to defend their estate by any means possible.


Greta Scacchi (Deborah Voysey) , John Hargreaves (Jack Dickens) , Kerry Fox (Sally Voysey) , Sam Neill (Dr. Max Askey)



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