Anastasia

24/02/2003
  |  Book Tickets: 20/02/2015
  |  Buy to Own: 10/10/2005
  |  Watch Now: 14/10/2008
  |  105 min
Rated U by the BBFC

Synopsis

Anatole Litvak's screen adaptation of the popular play written by Marcelle Maurette. Ingrid Bergman stars (in her first Hollywood role, for several years, after her 'scandalous' affair with Roberto Rossellini) as an amnesiac in Paris during the early 1920s who is picked up by an exiled White Russian General (Yul Brynner) and encouraged to pose as the long-lost daughter, Anastasia, of the murdered Czar Nicholas of Russia. If she successfully passes as Anastasia, the General and his co-horts stand to gain the £10 million that has been held in trust at the Bank of England. However, they have to convince the only surviving member of the Romanov family, the Grand Duchess (Helen Hayes) before they can get their hands on the money. Bergman won an Academy Award for her role.