DVD Release: The Kreutzer Sonata

DVD Release Date: May 8, 2012
Price: DVD $29.99

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Danny Huston stars in The Kreutzer Sonata.

The 2008 British psychological drama film The Kreutzer Sonata is based on the classic 1889 novella by Leo Tolstoy.

In the movie, Edgar Hudson (Danny Huston, The Warrior’s Way) and concert pianist Abby (Elisabeth Röhm, TV’s Heroes) become romantically involved and ultimately have a child together, though it was not something that was planned. As the years begin to pass by, Edgar grows in wealth and becomes a man who has everything, including a gorgeous wife and two beautiful children. But the significant changes in Abby’s life have made being a pianist, her true passion, a distant memory, causing her to descend into a period marked by restlessness and a lack of fulfillment.

Directed by Bernard Rose (Mr. Nice), The Kreutzer Sonata also features a supporting turn by Angelica Huston (The Big Year) as well as the same-named violin sonata composed by Ludwig van Beethoven.

The movie enjoyed a limited and positively reviewed run in theaters in the UK in 2010. Its release on DVD marks its commercial premiere in the U.S.

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