One of the very best Georgian movies ever made, this free adaptation of Cervantes' classic book is a really outstanding achievement in history of cinematography. This is not a "mini" as this site tries to tell us, but a very long movie sometimes partitioned for TV. "Zhitiye Don Kikhota i Sancho" is not actually a usual adaptation but a saga on it's own, so if you're a fan of classic Don Quixote then be prepared for a lot of very interesting and unexpectable subplots.
When it was released in Soviet Union it was unappreciated by many, I guess that because late 80's it's a time of changes for soviet people, so a slow idealistic thoughts depicted in this film were not in the right time and place. In XXI century it can be viewed without prejudgments, so a lot of art pleasure and even nostalgia comes with it. Russian dubbing may even overcome original Georgian version, because Armen Dzhigarkhanian's voice is really suited and also it was perhaps the best Russian dubbing in history. It's a shame that Russians, Ukrainians and Georgians lost their friendship after collapse of Soviet Union, so movies likes this can remind to a young generations what a wonderful relations we had.
One of my favorites, this is an immortal masterpiece.
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