A young boy from a Georgian village is kidnapped and sold in slavery. He is raised as a Mamluk in Egypt, where he quickly rises through the ranks.

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Dato Danelia ...
Khvicha
V. Djodjua ...
Gocha
M. Londaridze ...
Tsira
Otar Koberidze ...
Mahmudi
Akaki Khorava ...
Ali-Bei
Lia Eliava ...
Zeinabi
Giorgi Shavgulidze ...
Aslan-Bei
Dudukhana Tserodze ...
Mzekha
Mikheil Vashadze ...
Taguia
Edisher Magalashvili ...
Revia
Bukhuti Zakariadze ...
Markozi (as Bukhuti Zaqariadze)
Veriko Anjaparidze ...
Rodami (as Veriko Andjaparidze)
Zurab Laperadze ...
Ali-Huseini
Sh. Gomelauri ...
Ali-Jusupi
Tariel Sakvarelidze ...
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A young boy from a Georgian village is kidnapped and sold in slavery. He is raised as a Mamluk in Egypt, where he quickly rises through the ranks.

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very good
19 February 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is very well made ( for it's time of course) historical movie. the plot is based on the MAMELUK culture in Turkish Army of 14-19 century. MAMELUKS were special troops of mostly kidnapped and the age of 5-7 Christian ( Georgian, Armenian, Ukranuan) boys, who were turned into Islam, grown up in Sparta-like conditions - in a barracks, all together, and were the best - and personal - troops of Turkish Sultan. One of known Mameluk was Rostan, of Armenian decent, who was Napopeon's personal bodyguard. This exact movie is a story of one of Georigan boys

  • Gocha - who was kidnapped at the age of 5-7 from his village and
became one of the highest officers in Turkish Army. He tried to escape with his love - a girl from Harem, but was caught. the final is very tragic - in a battle the main hero was fighting with a man from opposite army and wounded him badly. While falling from the horse, the wounded guy screamed in Georgian - and finally our hero recognized him as his childhood play friend Khvicha from the same village.


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