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Ubit drakona (1988)

Dragon, a bloody dictator, is challenged by Lancelot, who comes to save the girl, and to liberate the people.


Mark Zakharov


Michele Alghisio (adaptation), Grigori Gorin | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Aleksandr Abdulov ... Lancelot
Oleg Yankovskiy ... The Dragon
Evgeniy Leonov ... Burgermeister
Vyacheslav Tikhonov ... Charlemagne
Aleksandra Zakharova ... Elsa
Viktor Rakov ... Heinrich, Burgermeister's son
Aleksandr Zbruev ... Friedrichsen
Frank Muth Frank Muth
Semyon Farada ... Musician
Aleksandr Filippenko ... The Armourer
Andrey Tolubeev
Olga Volkova
Dzhambul Khudajbergenov
Vasili Petrenko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan Agapov


Dragon is a bloody dictator, who kills every opponent. People live hopelessly, until Lancelot comes to save the beautiful Elsa. Lancelot can only win, if all people become free from fear, that is feeding the Dragon's power. Dragon's multiple personalities, ranging from a "dragon" to a "samurai" to a "Nazi", scare the hell out of all people, except Lancelot. Finally Dragon drops all his masks, to become the most dangerous of his incarnations - "himself". And the battle begins. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Drama | Family | Fantasy


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Aleksandra Zakharova (Elsa) is the daughter of director Mark Zakharov. See more »


The Dragon: [Lancelot sees children running after a dragon-like kite. The kite is pulled by the reincarnated Dragon, and Dragon is facing him and poses a silent question] So... passer-by, now everything starts again?
The Dragon: [Silence, then the Dragon speaks aloud] Maybe, not now... There are children, after all.
Lancelot: [looking over the scene] No. Now.
The Dragon: [smiling to the children] Well then... Now it will start... The most interesting part.
[pause, then shouting playfully to the children]
The Dragon: GET READY!...
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A great russion masterpiece
4 May 2002 | by Marat-2See all my reviews

And It's a shame nobody actually knows this miracle exists. "Killing the Dragon" is the only film Zakharov, a genious theatre director, made for the big screen after quite a few TV masterpieces. He talks about freedom and human nature using fairy tale motives. His voice is pure, rough, powerfull and totally amazing. I cry every time this film comes to its amazing ending. SO GREAT!!!

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Release Date:

January 1989 (Soviet Union) See more »

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To Kill a Dragon See more »

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Bavaria Film, Mosfilm, Ritm See more »
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