Onegin (Fiennes) is a bored, unaffected St. Petersburg aristocrat who inherits his uncle’s large estate. When he rejects the advances of his neighbor Tatyana (Tyler), her sister’s fiance considers this an offense worth fighting over. In a senseless, tragic duel, Onegin prevails. Six years later, Onegin returns to St. Petersburg and is reintroduced to Tatyana. This time, he falls helplessly in love with her and discovers, crushingly, that she has already married and has no intention on reciprocating his emotions. Fienne’s debut as a feature film director is aided greatly by Adefarasin’s cinematography, brother Ralph’s performance, and Tyler’s mere appearance. Based on the classic verse novel EUGENE ONEGIN by Pushkin.