This romantic period film delves into serious questions about loyalty to family, country, and self; there's also much discussion about the importance of loving and being loved and how that may be the path to salvation.
Lots of loud quarrels between a husband and his wife -- they adore each other, but they can't seem to agree on what to do about one major decision. A despondent woman attempts to drown herself in a lake.
A woman propositions a man she barely knows; later, they have sex (only her breasts are visible). Some candid conversations about sex and marriage and celibacy. The Tolstoys seduce each other with sexual banter.
Nothing stronger than "tighta--," "bitch," and "moron."