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Ubit drakona (1988)

 -  Drama | Family | Fantasy  -  1988 (Soviet Union)
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Dragon, a bloody dictator, is challenged by Lancelot, who comes to save the girl, and to liberate the people.



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Credited cast:
Aleksandr Abdulov ...
Oleg Yankovskiy ...
The Dragon
Evgeniy Leonov ...
Vyacheslav Tikhonov ...
Aleksandra Zakharova ...
Viktor Rakov ...
Heinrich, Burgermeister's son
Aleksandr Zbruev ...
Frank Muth
Semyon Farada ...
Aleksandr Filippenko ...
The Armourer
Andrei Tolubeyev
Olga Volkova
Dzhambul Khudajbergenov
Vasili Petrenko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan Agapov


The film is based on the play "Drakon", written by Yevgeni Shvarts in 1943, in Leningrad during WWII. Dragon (Yankovsky) is a bloody dictator, who kills every opponent. People live hopelessly, until Lancelot (Abdulov) comes to save the beautiful Elsa. Lancelot can only win, if all people become free from fear, that is feeding the Dragon's power. Dragon's multiple personalities, ranging from a "dragon" to a "samurai" to a "Nazi", scare the hell out of all people, except Lancelot. Finally Dragon drops all his masks, to become the most dangerous of his incarnations - "himself". And the battle begins. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Drama | Family | Fantasy




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1988 (Soviet Union)  »

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To Kill a Dragon  »

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The original production of "Drakon" was banned in the Soviet Union in 1944 after only three shows. See more »


Lancelot: I started to envy the slaves. They know everything in advance... They have solid convictions. Maybe, because they have no choice. As for a knight... A knight is always at the crossroads.
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A great russion masterpiece
4 May 2002 | by (Tel Aviv, Israel) – See all my reviews

And It's a shame nobody actually knows this miracle exists. "Killing the Dragon" is the only film Zakharov, a genious theatre director, made for the big screen after quite a few TV masterpieces. He talks about freedom and human nature using fairy tale motives. His voice is pure, rough, powerfull and totally amazing. I cry every time this film comes to its amazing ending. SO GREAT!!!

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