Dragon, a bloody dictator, is challenged by Lancelot, who comes to save the girl, and to liberate the people.

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Aleksandr Abdulov ...
Oleg Yankovskiy ...
The Dragon
Evgeniy Leonov ...
Burgermeister
Vyacheslav Tikhonov ...
Charlemagne
Aleksandra Zakharova ...
Elsa
Viktor Rakov ...
Heinrich, Burgermeister's son
Aleksandr Zbruev ...
Friedrichsen
Frank Muth
Semyon Farada ...
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Aleksandr Filippenko ...
The Armourer
Andrey Tolubeev
Olga Volkova
Dzhambul Khudajbergenov
Vasili Petrenko
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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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The Dragon: [Lancelot sees children running after a dragon-like kite. The kite is pulled by the reincarnated Dragon, and Dragon is facing him and poses a silent question] So... passer-by, now everything starts again?
The Dragon: [Silence, then the Dragon speaks aloud] Maybe, not now... There are children, after all.
Lancelot: [looking over the scene] No. Now.
The Dragon: [smiling to the children] Well then... Now it will start... The most interesting part.
[pause, then shouting playfully to the children]
The Dragon: GET READY!...
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Amazing movie
19 June 2015 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

This movie is a fairy tale. And like all classic fairy tales - it is grim, it is scary, and it teaches us about ourselves. It's a dark mirror, reflecting human nature, our relationship with power - and our desire for things to remain familiar, stable - the same, no matter what the cost. This movie is a grotesque view of a society - each human society. It is about a slave - and a dragon - in each and every one of us. In recent years fairy tales became mass produced sugar syrup for mass consumption, devoid of their original intent of being the lessons in life itself. We forget that Cinderella is not about pretty dresses, and Mermaid - is not about singing crabs. That the original folk tales are dark and scary - precisely because life is like that. "To kill a dragon" takes a fairy tale to it's roots - dark as human nature can be, exposing the scary side of humanity, so we can become better as a result.


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