Country Life 1994

Synopsis:

Adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" set in rural Australia in the 1920s. Jack Dickens and his niece Sally run the family farm to support brother-in-law Alexander as a (supposedly brilliant) literary critic in London. Action begins when Alexander returns with his beautiful young wife Deborah, revealing himself as an arrogant failure and wanting to sell the farm out from under Jack. Blakemore introduces themes about Australia's separation from England, as well as expanding the pacifist and ecological philosophies espoused by the local Doctor Max Askey.

Directed by: Michael Blakemore
Written by: Michael Blakemore
Release date: 1994-10-27
Runtime: 118 minutes
Cast:
Greta Scacchi
Greta Scacchi
Deborah Voysey 
Kerry Fox
Kerry Fox
Sally Voysey 
Sam Neill
Sam Neill
Dr. Max Askey 
John Hargreaves
John Hargreaves
Jack Dickens 
Michael Blakemore
Michael Blakemore
Alexander Voysey 
Googie Withers
Googie Withers
Hannah