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Country Life (1994)

07/28/1995 (US) DramaRomance 1h 58m

Sometimes the further you travel the closer you get to home.


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.

  1. Michael Blakemore

    Director, Writer

  2. Anton Chekhov


Top Billed Cast

  1. Greta Scacchi

    Greta Scacchi

    Deborah Voysey

  2. Kerry Fox

    Kerry Fox

    Sally Voysey

  3. Sam Neill

    Sam Neill

    Dr. Max Askey

  4. John Hargreaves

    John Hargreaves

    Jack Dickens

  5. Michael Blakemore

    Alexander Voysey

  6. Googie Withers

    Googie Withers


  7. Maurie Fields

    Fred Livingstone

  8. Bryan Marshall

    Bryan Marshall

    Mr. Pettinger

Full Cast & Crew

Country Life
Country Life

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

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