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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.

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Mark Zakharov

Writers:

Michele Alghisio (adaptation), Grigori Gorin | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 Dzhambul Khudajbergenov
Vasili Petrenko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan Agapov
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Storyline

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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Language:

Russian

Release Date:

January 1989 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

To Kill a Dragon See more »

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Bavaria Film, Mosfilm, Ritm See more »
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Color
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Trivia

The original production of "Drakon" was banned in the Soviet Union in 1944 after only three shows. The new theatrical performance took place in 1962 (Leningrad Comedy Theatre, director Nikolay Akimov). See more »

Quotes

Lancelot: I started to envy the slaves. They know everything in advance... They have solid convictions. Maybe, because they have no choice. As for a knight... A knight is always at the crossroads.
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Gorgeus and forgotten movie
28 January 2007 | by lea_ilmariSee all my reviews

A brilliant movie, like most of Russian's movies. Based on the play "Kill the Dragon", by Evgeni Schwartz, it is mostly like theater, with strong accent on the characters, the plot, the acting.

Director has not waisted his time and talent on special effects and such a marginal things. "Ubit drakona" is a beautiful story about freedom, and human disability to live freely; about beauty, nobility, and loneliness of beautiful and noble creatures in the world. It is done in the best manner of Russian literature, with strong influence of novels of Dostoevski, with plenty of dialogs freedom, love, violence, but, also, with brilliantly done scenes of duels, balls, and dialogs in the classical manner of Shakespeare.


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