Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak, "Doctor Zhivago" covers the years prior to, during, and after the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of poet/physician Yuri Zhivago. In the tradition of Russian novels, a multitude of characters and subplots intertwine within the film's 197 minutes. Zhivago is married to Tonya, but carries on an affair with Lara, who has been raped by ruthless politician Komarovsky. Meanwhile, Zhivago's half-brother Yevgraf and the mysterious, revenge-seeking Strelnikoff represent the "good" and "bad" elements of the Bolshevik revolution.

USA / Italy / UK 1965