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Rapirea fecioarelor (1968)

In 19th century Wallachia war-bands of Ottoman Turks from across the Danube river raid Wallachia with impunity while Wallachia's Phanariote rulers don't oppose them.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emanoil Petrut ... capetenia de haiduci Amza
Marga Barbu ... hangita Anita
George Constantin ... Pazvanoglu, pasa din Vidin
Toma Caragiu ... haiducul Raspopitul
Olga Tudorache ... Haricleea,sotia lui Voda Hangerli
Gheorghe Ionescu-Gion ... Hangerli Voda (as Gh. Ionescu Gion)
Florin Scarlatescu ... vel-vistiernicul Dudescu
Tanti Cocea ... mama lui Amza
Alexandru Giugaru ... Boierul Manolache Belivaca
Colea Rautu ... Ibrahim
Marian Hudac ... Beizadea Hrisanti
Ileana Buhaci-Gurgulescu ... tiganca Fira (as Ileana Gurgulescu)
Mihai Paladescu ... Maillard
Jean Constantin ... tiganul Parpanghel
Elena Caragiu


During the 19th century war-bands of Ottoman Turks operating from Vidin across the Danube river come into Wallachia to pillage,enslave,murder and destroy with impunity.Wallachia's Phanariote rulers don't oppose the raids and some even collude with the Turks for their own personal benefit.A local band of patriotic Wallachian highwaymen decide to take action.They seek, attack and destroy the Turkish raiders at every opportunity.Lady Haricleea Hangerli,wife of current Wallachian ruler Hangerli Voda,colludes with Turkish Pasha Pazvanoglu to raid Wallachia in order to bring about her husband's downfall and replace him with her son.Pazvanoglu agrees with her plan,in exchange for the spoils from his raids in Wallachia.However,the brave band of local highwaymen led by Captain Amza does not intend to sit idle while the Turks are raiding their lands. Written by nufs68

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Release Date:

12 March 1968 (Romania)  »

Also Known As:

The Abduction of the Maidens  »

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ROL 4,767,000 (estimated)
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(Kodak Eastmancolor)|

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the opening scene it is stated that:"at the beginning of the 19th century, war-bands of Ottoman turks,led by the feared Pazvanoglu,Pasha of Vidin savagely pillaged Wallachia meeting with no resistance from the part of the Phanariote leadership of Wallachia". See more »


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