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The Story of the Voyages (1983)

Skazka stranstviy (original title)
In a medieval fantasy kingdom, two orphans, May and his sister Martha, live in poverty. A group of robbers kidnap May to use his magic talent: he feels sick when surrounded by gold, therefore he can feel gold from a long distance.

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Credited cast:
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Tatyana Aksyuta ...
Marta
Lev Durov ...
Kidnapper
Kseniya Piryatinskaya ...
May (as Ksyusha Piryatinskaya)
Baltybaj Seitmamutov ...
Second robber
Valeriy Storozhik ...
May (after 10 yrs.)
Carmen Galin ...
Plague
Vladimir Basov ...
Barrister
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Rogin Constantin
Aleksandr Titov
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In a medieval fantasy kingdom, two orphans, May and his sister Martha, live in poverty. A group of robbers kidnap May to use his magic talent: he feels sick when surrounded by gold, therefore he can feel gold from a long distance.

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living on the spine of the beast?
31 March 2010 | by (Wonderland) – See all my reviews

I have not much more to add to the reviews - this movie gets a 10 from me. This flight episode, together with Tarkovsky's flight episodes from "Andrei Rublev" (opening) and "Solaris" (closing) is IMHO the most moving and inspiring moment in film history.

A small remark for the former Soviet citizens among you;-)

Has anyone also felt some well-concealed allusions to the life behind the Iron Certain as much as I did in the episode with Don Quixote and the knights on top of the dragon?

Just like in a "communist" system, for many it was actually quite warm and sweet while for some it was not quite as easy to get out as it was to get in (most likely the same could be said about a "capitalist" system too though). I think such allegories were quite common in Soviet movies and it is often a sport to find and interpret them.


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