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Ashik Kerib (1988)

Ashug-Karibi (original title)
Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's ... See full summary »

Directors:

Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abashidze (co-director)

Writers:

Gia Badridze (as Georgy Badridze), Mikhail Lermontov (story "Ashik Kerib the Lovelorn Minstrel")
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Cast overview:
Yuri Mgoyan Yuri Mgoyan
Sofiko Chiaureli
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David Dovlatian David Dovlatian
Levan Natroshvili Levan Natroshvili
Slava Stepanian Slava Stepanian
Nodar Dugladze Nodar Dugladze
Dodo Abashidze
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Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's got the daughter to promise not to marry till his return. It's told in typical Paradjanov style overlaid with Azerbaijani folk songs. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Drama

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Azerbaijani | Georgian | Russian

Release Date:

May 1989 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hoary Legends of the Caucasus See more »

Filming Locations:

Baku, Azerbaijan

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Production Co:

Georgian-Film See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Sergei Parajanov's last completed film. See more »

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seductive
13 March 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

it is not only a beautiful adaptation. another film by a great director. or Paradjanov song of swan. it is a testimony about past. about the grace of fairy tales, about Azer traditions , about the time as a flight, about choices, humor, courage, love, as parts of a single event. a film who remains a gem for the science to remember the flavor of a lost, mythical period. a film who impress. and describe. suggest. and remains touching again and again. a film about a rhythm to live. forgotten, ignored, hidden. subtle. strange. fascinating. and a form to imagine the life. mystical. pure. useful. one of films who could be a meeting with yourself.


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