A classic love story set in Russia during the First World War and the Russian revolution.
A young man (Dr Zhivago) is at a dance when a young woman (Lara) enters and attempts to shoot a man. The young man is intrigued by her passion. The young man becomes a doctor and marries his high class lady. Lara a seamstress marries her peasant.
The peasant becomes a revolutionary leader and leaves Lara behind. The Doctor joins the army to help the wounded. There he becomes enarmored of a nurse who was the woman who came to the dance Lara. The war finishes and they part.
You have to read the book or go to the musical to see how it all turns out
It is sad and poignant look at forbidden love.