Dark Eyes

Dark Eyes (; ; ) is a 1987 Italian and Soviet film. Set in Italy and Russia in the years before the First World War, it tells the story of a married Italian who falls in love with a married Russian woman. Starring Marcello Mastroianni and Yelena Safonova, it received positive reviews from critics.


At a table in the empty restaurant of an Italian ship, Romano is sitting drinking. Pavel, a middle-aged Russian on his honeymoon cruise, enters and the two men strike up a conversation. When Romano says he once went to Russia because of a woman, Pavel asks to hear his story.