Itay Tiran, Yagil Gadi, Yoav Levy, Elena Yaralova, Uri Rawitz, Irit Kaplan, Osnat Ben Yehuda, Simcha Barbiro, Dana Meinrath, Dudu Niv, Tchia Danon, Gil Weinberg, Tal Weiss, Khamic Elshaik, Liron Brazely, Barak Friedman
Synopsis Nikolai Ivanov, a young and promising estate owner, is deeply in debt. Out of love (but also in the hope of saving himself financially), he marries Sarah, a Jewess who renounced her religion and was consequently disinherited by her parents. If that were not enough, she falls seriously ill and Lvov, the family doctor, accuses Ivanov of ignoring and neglecting her. Every evening Ivanov escapes to the estate of his friends the Lebedievs (to whom he owes a large sum of money), and their daughter Sasha with whom he falls in love. One evening, when his hurt and desperate wife follows him, she discovers Ivanov and Sasha in an intimate situation, a discovery so painful and humiliating that it worsens her condition. After Sarah’s death, Sasha and Ivanov prepare to marry, but this, too, is a promise that Ivanov cannot keep. Ivanov, which Chekhov defined as a comedy, has a human, modern viewpoint, rich in humor and irony. Clearly evident in the early Ivanov are the attributes that made Chekhov one of the greatest playwrights of all time.