The movie relies on the novel of the identical title by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy. “All completely satisfied households resemble one another, every sad household is sad in its personal manner, ” goes the novel’s opening sentence. The melodrama facilities round a tragic story of affection and infidelity, the future of a lady who irrevocably modifications her life for the sake of a ardour. Anna Karenina finds it unattainable to resign her emotions for the liked one. She rejects the morals of society and tries to defend her proper to like. Her husband bars Anna from her son, her acquaintances flip their backs on her… Starring within the title function was the well-known Russian actress Tatiana Samoilova (“The Cranes Are Flying”).