Dubrowsky is a 1959 Italian - Yugoslav historical drama film directed by William Dieterle. It is based on the posthumously published 1841 novel Dubrovsky by Alexander Pushkin.


Russia in 1831: two families, the Dubrowskys and the Petrovichs, have been at loggerheads with each other ever since the nouveau riche Kirila Petrovich once deprived old Dubrowsky of large parts of his property. Dubrowsky's son Vladimir, called Wladja, does not want to submit to this fraud and fights for his rights with all means, especially since he accuses Petrovich of being complicit in his father's death. Eventually he puts himself at the head of other betrayed, especially peasants, who have also been harmed, and the generally disenfranchised.