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The Legend of Suram Fortress (1985)

Ambavi Suramis tsikhitsa (original title)
A film version of a well-known Georgian folk-tale. A young boy has to be immured into the walls of a fortress in order to stop it from crumbling to pieces.

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Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abashidze (co-director)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Veriko Anjaparidze ... Fortune Teller (as Veriko Andjaparidze)
Tamari Tsitsishvili Tamari Tsitsishvili
Dudukhana Tserodze ... Osman-Agha's Mother
Dodo Abashidze ... Osman-Agha / Simon
Sofiko Chiaureli ... Vardo
Zura Kipshidze ... Durmish-Khan
Levani ... Zurab (as L. Uchaneishvili)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
M. Abaishvili M. Abaishvili
Leila Alibegashvilli Leila Alibegashvilli ... Young Vardo
G. Ambartsumov G. Ambartsumov
Mzia Arabuli Mzia Arabuli ... (as M. Arabuli)
L. Arzhanov L. Arzhanov
Toma Arzhanov Toma Arzhanov ... (as T. Arzhanov)
Paata Baratashvili Paata Baratashvili ... (as P. Baratashvili)
Gia Burjanadze Gia Burjanadze ... (as G. Burdzhanadze)
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A film version of a well-known Georgian folk-tale. A young boy has to be immured into the walls of a fortress in order to stop it from crumbling to pieces. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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Drama

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Georgian | Russian

Release Date:

8 October 1987 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

The Legend of Suram Fortress See more »

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Production Co:

Georgian-Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alexander Abdulov auditioned for the role of Saint George. See more »

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The legend continues-The Legend of Paradjanov
14 October 2003 | by LE020See all my reviews

In his first film since his release from the Gulag system, Paradjanov demonstrated that he was wounded, but not killed, that his soul didn't atrophy, and that he was still seeing in color. Needless to say, this is a visual masterpiece, as is everything that bears his name. Although his best works were either behind him or in his head, it is more of a testimony to the magnitude of his talent. Photographed in niello silver, "The Legend..." reflected Paradjanov's state of being-an aging and ailing artist, who have suffered, but, to some extent, lived to tell about it.


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