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Zemlya Sannikova (1973)

The exiled settler Alexander Ilyin persuades the goldmines owner Trifon Perfilyev to sponsor the expedition dedicated to the searches of "Sannikov Land", a legendary warm land behind the Polar circle.

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(as Albert Mkrtchyan),

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(as V. Fedoseyev), (novel) (as V.A. Obruchev) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy ... Aleksandr Ilin
... Ignatiy
... Yevgeniy Krestovskiy
... Gubin
Makhmud Esambayev ... Chyornyy shaman
... Trifon Perfilyev
Alyona Chukhray ... nevesta Iliina
Georgy Chepchyan ... Dukkar (as Gevork Chepchyan)
Pyotr Abasheyev ... Vozhd
Tursun Kuraliyev ... Setenkar (as Tursun Kuralyev)
Yekaterina Sambuyeva ... Annuir
Nasira Mambetova ... Goshar
... Kutyashchiy v restorane
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Barin (as A. Afanasyev)
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The exiled settler Alexander Ilyin persuades the goldmines owner Trifon Perfilyev to sponsor the expedition dedicated to the searches of "Sannikov Land", a legendary warm land behind the Polar circle.

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1 October 1973 (Soviet Union)  »

Also Known As:

A gejzírvölgy titka  »

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Est' tol'ko mig
("There's only flash")
Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by Oleg Anofriyev
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Must-See Classic
7 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Not only American films are classics, remember that. A (Russian) all-star cast and interesting plot makes this movie both likable and irresistible.

It's sort of an "Atlantis" story here, with a group of people setting out to find a lost (previously assumed)fantasy land and upon reaching it, not knowing how to deal with the customs of the place, have to deal with all too real consequences.

The plot itself is enticing enough, but the acting is incredible and the theme song is most memorable.

I haven't read the the book, so I can't honestly compare it to the movie, but speaking for myself, I know this will be one movie I can and will never forget.


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