This film biography traces the turbulent life of one of the greatest writers of the 19th century. We follow his life from childhood through his stormy marriage and up to his death.
This biographical film explores the fascinating life of famed 19th century Russian author/philosopher Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). Born into a noble family, Tolstoy left to attend university -- but never received his degree. After several unproductive years, he became an officer in the army, and began writing. In 1862, he embarked upon an ultimately troubled and unsatisfying marriage, which gave him 13 children. In 1863, his first masterpiece "War and Peace" reached the public, followed by the equally brilliant "Anna Karenina." Later, Tolstoy became deeply religious -- a turn of events that affected his art and his personal life. An in-depth look at one of literature's most esteemed figures.