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Giorgi Saakadze (1942)

Georgia is being torn into pieces by the Ottoman Empire, Persia and the Russian Empire. Only one man can unite Georgian people in their fight for independence - Giorgi Saakadze. But is he ready to step up and pay the price?

Director:

Mikheil Chiaureli

Writers:

Anna Antonovskaya (novel), Boris Chyornyj (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Akaki Khorava Akaki Khorava ... Giorgi Saakadze
Veriko Anjaparidze ... Rusudan Saakadze (as Veriko Andjaparidze)
Liana Asatiani Liana Asatiani ... Tekle Saakadze (as Lia Asatiani)
Merab Kokochashvili Merab Kokochashvili ... Little Paata Saakadze
Gaioz Sharashidze Gaioz Sharashidze ... Little Avtandil
Zura Lejava Zura Lejava ... Avtandil
Spartak Bagashvili ... King Luarsab II
Guguli Mgeladze Guguli Mgeladze ... Elder (as Karaman Mgeladze)
Sergo Zakariadze ... Shadiman Baratashvili
Shalva Gambashidze Shalva Gambashidze ... Prince Andukapar
Medea Japaridze ... Princess Tinatin, later Queen of Iran
Aleksandre Jorjoliani Aleksandre Jorjoliani ... Prince Orbeliani
Aleksandre Omiadze Aleksandre Omiadze ... Prince Zurab Eristavi
Kirile Macharadze Kirile Macharadze ... Prince Tsitsishvili
Giorgi Shavgulidze Giorgi Shavgulidze ... Nodari
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Storyline

17th century. The Georgian state, shattered into small principalities, is the object of desire of Turkey and Iran, hordes of Ottomans trample the Georgian land. The famous warrior Giorgi Saakadze becomes the head of the people's army and, having lured the Turks into a mountain gorge, decides the outcome of the Suram battle. Taking advantage of the location of King Laursab II, Saakadze begins the construction of fortresses on the borders of the state. However, the king's marriage to Tekle, the sister of Giorgi, engenders open anger in the circle of princes. Written by Bazza the Beast

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

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Georgiy Daneliya, a influential Soviet and Russian film director, was given a small role in this movie by his uncle Mikheil Chiaureli. He played a peasant boy, but all his scenes were cut out. See more »

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | Georgian

Release Date:

4 January 1951 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Georgi Saakadze See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Georgian-Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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