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

 -  Drama  -  1984 (Soviet Union)
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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 Andjaparidze ...
Fortune Teller
Tamari Tsitsishvili
Dudukhana Tserodze ...
Osman-Agha's Mother
Dodo Abashidze ...
Osman-Agha / Simon
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Vardo
Zura Kipshidze ...
Durmish-Khan
Levan Uchaneyshvili ...
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 ...
(as G. Burdzhanadze)
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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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The legend continues-The Legend of Paradjanov
14 October 2003 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

In his first film since his release from the Gulag system, Paradjanov demonstrated that he was wounded, but not killed, that his soul didn't atrophy, and that he was still seeing in color. Needless to say, this is a visual masterpiece, as is everything that bears his name. Although his best works were either behind him or in his head, it is more of a testimony to the magnitude of his talent. Photographed in niello silver, "The Legend..." reflected Paradjanov's state of being-an aging and ailing artist, who have suffered, but, to some extent, lived to tell about it.


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