In "Anna Karenina," Keira Knightley portrays the title character, a beautiful young woman who at the age of 18 married high-ranking government official Alexei Karenin (Jude Law) in order to advance them both within the Russian social standings in the 1870s. In an effort to help her brother with his own adulterous trouble, Anna stumbles upon Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a young cavalry officer, and an immediate spark ignites.
An affair between Anna and Vronsky follows, some of which occurs in the public eye. This creates a snowball effect that destroys the reputation of both Anna and Alexei, especially in that though Anna pushes him away, Vronsky refuses to leave her alone out of his undying love. The film provides a commentary on love, lust and the consequences of both.
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Alexei Karenin: "I must warn you about something."
Anna Karenina: "Warn me?"
Alexei Karenin: "You may by indiscretion give the world occasion to talk about you."
Dance With Me
Count Vronsky: "Dance with me"
Anna Karenina: "I'm not used to be spoken to like that by a man I met once at a railway station."
Count Vronsky: "I dare say but if I'm not to dance with you I'm getting out of this operetta and going home."
Anna Karenina: "Then for goodness sake"
You Can't Ask Why in Love
Count Vronsky: "I love you."
Anna Karenina: "Why?"
Count Vronsky: "You can't ask why in love."
Married But Not Love
Anna Karenina: "I was 18 when I got married but it was not love."Anna explains the reasoning behind why she married Alexei Karenin at such a young age. Spoiler: They didn't marry because they were madly in love but more for the fact that it would look really great in the public eye.