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Ashik Kerib (1988)
"Ashug-Karibi" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  May 1989 (Soviet Union)
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Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's ... See full summary »

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Yuri Mgoyan
Ramaz Chkhikvadze
Konstantin Stepankov ...
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Veronique Matonidze
Baia Dvalishvili
David Dovlatian
Levan Natroshvili
Slava Stepanian
Nodar Dugladze
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Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's got the daughter to promise not to marry till his return. It's told in typical Paradjanov style overlaid with Armenian folksongs. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Dedicated to Sergei Parajanov's close friend Andrei Tarkovsky who had died two years before the film was released. See more »

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mixture of parable and fairy-tale, expression of Parajanov art, it is naive, seductive and strange. like an Oriental carpet. labyrinth and search of life sense. a love story in old Caucasian traditions, laws and rules. it is not a surprise. only a kind of last will. and a declaration of freedom for a new world. amusing, it is a lesson about a world. precise, it is trip in heart of a manner to understand existence. mystic, it is a speech about passion, sacrifice and ideal. small window to a garden of beauties, it is story of a young man who desires conquer the trust of his girl friend father. so, not the story is real important in this case. but the spell of images. the flavor of delicate and strong spices of a brave art maker.


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