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The Sannikov Land (1974)

Zemlya Sannikova (original title)
The exiled settler Alexander Ilyin persuades the goldmines owner Trifon Perfilyev to sponsor the expedition dedicated to the searches of "Sannikov Land", a legendary warm land behind the Polar circle.

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(as Albert Mkrtchyan),

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, (novel) (as V.A. Obruchev) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy
Oleg Dal
Yuriy Nazarov
Georgiy Vitsin
Makhmud Esambayev ...
Shaman
Nikolai Gritsenko
Alyona Chukhray ...
(as Alyona Chukhraj)
Georgy Chepchyan ...
(as Gevork Chepchyan)
Pyotr Abasheyev
Tursun Kuralyev
Yekaterina Sambuyeva
Nasira Mambetova
Sergey Polezhaev
Aleksandr Susnin ...
Kutyashchiy v restorane
Nikolai Kryukov
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The exiled settler Alexander Ilyin persuades the goldmines owner Trifon Perfilyev to sponsor the expedition dedicated to the searches of "Sannikov Land", a legendary warm land behind the Polar circle.

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5 September 1974 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

A gejzírvölgy titka  »

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(Sovcolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Est' tol'ko mig
("There's only flash")
Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by Oleg Anofriyev
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Must-See Classic
7 October 2005 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

Not only American films are classics, remember that. A (Russian) all-star cast and interesting plot makes this movie both likable and irresistible.

It's sort of an "Atlantis" story here, with a group of people setting out to find a lost (previously assumed)fantasy land and upon reaching it, not knowing how to deal with the customs of the place, have to deal with all too real consequences.

The plot itself is enticing enough, but the acting is incredible and the theme song is most memorable.

I haven't read the the book, so I can't honestly compare it to the movie, but speaking for myself, I know this will be one movie I can and will never forget.


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