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Ruslan and Ludmila (1972)

Ruslan i Lyudmila (original title)
Based on Russian poet Alexander Pushkin's fairy tale poem of the same name. In the midst of the wedding party of Prince Ruslan and Ludmila, Ludmila is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer. Her ... See full summary »

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Valeri Kozinets ...
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Ruslan Akhmetov ...
Vyacheslav Nevinnyy ...
Sergei Martinson ...
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Nikolay Kutuzov ...
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Eve Kivi ...
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Valeriy Nosik ...
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Based on Russian poet Alexander Pushkin's fairy tale poem of the same name. In the midst of the wedding party of Prince Ruslan and Ludmila, Ludmila is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer. Her father seeks help from his people, but of course Ruslan is the only one able to save her.

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Fantasy | Mystery

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1 January 1973 (Soviet Union)  »

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Руслан и Людмила  »

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Aleksandr Ptushko's last film. See more »

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Not always Pushkin
16 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Those who order this film expecting faithfulness to the Pushkin mock folk-epic should be aware that the structure owes more to the ancient bylina tradition than to Pushkin's sophisticated play with language and literary tradition. Here Ludmila is the daughter of Prince Vladimir of Kiev, and Ruslan is a more successful version of Prince Igor of the medieval tale. While it is a good "also-ran" in the folk-tale- fairytale film market, it is a long way from capturing the kind of following that, say, the "Wizard of OZ" has in film. A modern viewer will find it difficult to overlook the dated techniques of the film's special effects.


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