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Based on Russian poet Alexander Pushkin's fairy tale poem of the same name. In the midst of the wedding party of Prince Ruslan and Ludmila, Ludmila is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer. Her ... See full summary »

Director:

Aleksandr Ptushko

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Alexander Pushkin (poem) (as A. S. Pushkin), Aleksandr Ptushko (as A. Ptushko) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valeri Kozinets Valeri Kozinets ... Ruslan
Natalya Petrova ... Lyudmila
Vladimir Fyodorov ... Chernomor the Wizard
Mariya Kapnist ... Naina the Witch (as Mariya Kapnist-Serko)
Andrei Abrikosov ... knaz Vladimir (as A. Abrikosov)
Igor Yasulovich ... Finn (as I. Yasulovich)
Vyacheslav Nevinnyy ... Farlaf (as V. Nevinnyy)
Oleg Mokshantsev ... Rogdai (as O. Mokshantsev)
Ruslan Akhmetov ... Ratmir (as R. Akhmetov)
Sergey Martinson ... Ambassador (as S. Martinson)
N. Nikolayev N. Nikolayev
Nikolay Kutuzov Nikolay Kutuzov ... Ambassador (as N. Kutuzov)
Shavkat Gaziyev ... (as Sh. Gaziyev)
Viktor Shulgin ... Golova (as V. Shulgin)
Eve Kivi ... Rybirka (as E. Kivi-Antson)
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Based on Russian poet Alexander Pushkin's fairy tale poem of the same name. In the midst of the wedding party of Prince Ruslan and Ludmila, Ludmila is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer. Her father seeks help from his people, but of course Ruslan is the only one able to save her.

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1 January 1973 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Ruslan and Ludmilla See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The director, Aleksandr Ptushko, was a master of stop-motion film-making in the Soviet Union. This was one of his most ambitious films. See more »

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Version of Ruslan i Lyudmila (1915) See more »

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Not always Pushkin
16 July 2006 | by plamya-1See all my reviews

Those who order this film expecting faithfulness to the Pushkin mock folk-epic should be aware that the structure owes more to the ancient bylina tradition than to Pushkin's sophisticated play with language and literary tradition. Here Ludmila is the daughter of Prince Vladimir of Kiev, and Ruslan is a more successful version of Prince Igor of the medieval tale. While it is a good "also-ran" in the folk-tale- fairytale film market, it is a long way from capturing the kind of following that, say, the "Wizard of OZ" has in film. A modern viewer will find it difficult to overlook the dated techniques of the film's special effects.


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