Set just before and in the years following the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, the movie follows the life of Dr. Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif) as he marries, raises a family, has his life totally disrupted by World War I, and then by the Revolution. Shown against the epic of a world turned on its head, his life and freedom are torn from him as the new society makes demands.
It may not be the best of David Lean’s epics, but Dr. Zhivago is still brilliantly photographed and sweepingly romantic.
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Major accolades received by Doctor Zhivago (1965)
- Included among the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
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