Steve Oblonsky cheating on his wife Dolly with the maids. Landowner Konstantin Levin, who came to the city especially for this purpose, walks in to Kitty Shcherbatsky.
ARRIVAL TO MOSCOW
Anna Karenina travels from St. Petersburg to Moscow to help reconcile Steve and Dolly. On the platform, Anna expects Steve, and her fellow traveler, Countess Vronskaya, is met by her son Alexey. Anna Karenina and Alexey Vronsky represent each other.
Levin asks for Kitty's hands and gets a rejection. She dreams of Vronsky and hopes to hear an offer from him. But Vronsky’s only desire is to see Anna Karenina again at the ball. When Anna appears, all Vronsky’s attention is directed only to her. Earth leaves Kitty under her feet. Anna realizes that she has become the cause of Kitty’s deceived hopes, and leaves from the ball.
Vronsky goes to St. Petersburg after Anna. On the trip, they get to know each other better. In St. Petersburg, Anna Karenina is met by her husband Alexey and son Sergei.
IN VILLAGE I
Having received a refusal, Levin retires to his estate and avoids the high society.
The salon of Betsy Tverskaya, Anna's girlfriend, is a meeting place for decadent Petersburg light. While the quarrels between Dolly and Steve continue, Anna and Vronsky enjoy their next meeting. When Karenin arrives to take his wife home, she refuses to go with him. In the cabin, the Karenins become a subject for gossip: Anna had a shadow named Vronsky. When everyone is leaving, Anna and Vronsky can no longer contain passion. Lyubov Vronsky makes Anna forget about the feeling of guilt and shame for adultery.
Upper light is found at the races. Karenins, Oblonskys, Betsy and Countess Vronskaya are among the participants. Anna’s cry at the sight of Vronsky’s fall from a horse becomes for Karenin and all those present evidence of her infidelity. Karenin requires Anna to keep matrimonial loyalty.
IN VILLAGE II
Levin takes part in haymaking. Working together with his peasants, he forgets about the love torments and finds a new meaning of life. The changed Kitty comes to the village. He and Levin discover the kinship of souls.
IN THE HOUSE KARENINA
After the birth of her daughter by Vronsky, Anna is dying. In this situation, Karenin forgives her and his rival. Vronsky, who fears that Anna will return to her husband, is attempting suicide.
ITALY / RUSSIA
Vronsky with Anna in Italy. She left her old life, including her son Seryozha. Vronsky because of her threw a military career. They enjoy the fullness of their happiness, but soon Anna begins to yearn for her son, and Vronsky misses secular society. They are returning to Russia. It seems that Dolly has come to terms with life with the outspoken traitor Steve.
Kitty and Levin found each other and are getting married.
Secretly from all of them, Anna visits her son Seryozha, whom Karenina’s confidante, Lydia Ivanovna, has taken custody of. Both quickly put an end to the meeting of mother and son. Anna and Karenin enter into a difficult argument, after which the distraught Anna remains alone.
Anna is broken. She doubts Vronsky's loyalty and tries to stifle pain and jealousy with opium.
Vronsky continues to enjoy worldly life, and high society subjects contempt and rejects to the adulteress Anna. Even Betsy, once her friend, is now turned away from her. Attacks of jealousy and delirium take obsessive forms. In Princess Sorokina, which Countess Vronskaya chose her future wife as her son, she suspects her rival.
LONELINESS II / ANNA'S DEATH
Abandoned by all, Anna loses all connection with reality. Vronsky doesn't hold her back either. Anna is dying.