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The Legend of Suram Fortress (1984)
"Ambavi Suramis tsikhitsa" (original title)

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A film version of a well-known Georgian folk-tale. A young boy has to be immured into the walls of a fortress in order to stop it from crumbling to pieces.

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Credited cast:
Veriko Anjaparidze ...
Fortune Teller (as Veriko Andjaparidze)
Tamari Tsitsishvili
Dudukhana Tserodze ...
Osman-Agha's Mother
Dodo Abashidze ...
Osman-Agha / Simon
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Vardo
Zura Kipshidze ...
Durmish-Khan
Levan Uchaneishvili ...
Zurab (as L. Uchaneishvili)
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M. Abaishvili
Leila Alibegashvilli ...
Young Vardo
G. Ambartsumov
Mzia Arabuli ...
(as M. Arabuli)
L. Arzhanov
T. Arzhanov
Paata Baratashvili ...
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Gia Burjanadze ...
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A film version of a well-known Georgian folk-tale. A young boy has to be immured into the walls of a fortress in order to stop it from crumbling to pieces. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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This was main director Sergei Parajanov's first film in 15 years, having spent 4 of those in prison on trumped-up charges. See more »

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Another visually ravishing, thematically incomprehensible masterpiece
20 December 1999 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Paradjanov's sequel to THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES. This is more accessible than COLOR, more narrative driven, with a greater use of outside locations. It is still as obscure, with legends, allegories, characters and symbols all weaving into a culturally specific tapestry. It is not as jaw-droppingly gorgeous or formally astonishing as COLOR, and seems much more pessimistic. It is a story of exiles, poverty, serfdom, murder and the supernatural, with stories within stories, and an almost buoyant ending celebrating resistance and culture.


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