ANTON CHEKHOV'S THE DUEL

Chekhov novella adapted by Dover Koshashvili  with screenwriter Mary Bing. Intensely dramatic battle between science & art played out in a Black Sea resort in Imperial Russia sometime around 1890. Von Koren (Tobias Menzies) sees Laevsky (Andrew Scott) as the epitome of aristocratic decadence, & the intensity of this hatred mystifies both of them. Intellectually…