Doctor Zhivago


A sumptuous film version of Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning novel. It features younger actors in the key roles and stays truer to the novel than the 1965 film. Keira Knightley and Hans Matheson are incandescent as Lara and Yury; Sam Neill shines as the villainous Victor Komarovsky.
"Thrilling"—The Times (UK)

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Omar Sharif isn’t the only Zhivago. Seen on Masterpiece Theatre in 2002, this sumptuous made-for-TV version of Boris Pasternak’s Nobel-winning novel features younger actors in key roles and stays truer to the book. Hans Mathesen (The Tudors) is Yury, Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean) is Lara, and Sam Neill (The Tudors) is the villainous Komarovsky. 3 ¾ hrs, 2 DVDs, CC. Mature audiences.

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Cast and crew interviews

Photo gallery


Boris Pasternak biography

Glossary of main characters

Packaging: Boxed set

Run Time: 225 minutes

Format: Widescreen

Number of discs: 2

Language: English

Subtitles: No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: Yes (main program only)


Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Rating: NR

“Thrilling” — The Times(UK)


“Simply stunning” — Broadcast


Doctor Zhivago

5 Stars

Legando from KS on 9/18/2014 6:29:00 PM wrote:

Always an excellent history, this edition outdo most of them all.

Never more real

5 Stars

Donneine from FL on 9/5/2014 12:16:00 PM wrote:

This version is so far above any other version (especially the "Hollywood" version) when it comes to portraying the era realistically - no sugar coating here. As a love story, it's easy to romanticize, but the impact is oh so much more profound when it is not. Every frame is b e a u t i f u l l y done. Two thumbs up - I only wish I had more thumbs!