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Ashik-Kerib (DVD NTSC)

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Studio(s): Ruscico, Gruziya-fil'm
DVD Region: ALL

Theatrical release: 1988
DVD release: 2004
Sound format(s): Dolby Digital 5.1
Language(s): Georgian, Russian (voice-over)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, English, German, Russian
Format: 4:3
Genre(s): Drama

A romantic drama based on the poem of the same name by the great Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov.

"Ashik-Kerib" is one of Sergei Paradzhanov"s most brilliant motion pictures. The director succeeded in achieving the effect of polyphony of color and sound.

The screen looks like a real Oriental bazaar where you can come across anything you like, from antiques to cheap home-made kitsch. Ashik-Kerib was a poor man, but he possessed a heart of gold and a beautiful voice. He played the saaza, a Turkish balalaika, glorifying the ancient heroes of Turkestan at weddings and other festivities. Once he met the beautiful Magul-Megheri, the daughter of a Turkish wealthy man, and fell in love with her. But would a rich man give his daughter to a poor man? Ashik-Kerib made a vow to go for a seven-year wandering around the world, and either become rich or die. If he is not back by the appointed date, Magul-Megheri will get married to another man...

"Felix" Prize to production designers G. Alexi-Meskhishvili,N. Sandukeli and Sh. Gogolashvili, 1988

Special Freatures:
Biography of Mikhail Lermontov;
Documentaries about Mikhail Lermontov and Sergei Paradzhanov;
Music Box;
Filmographies;
Photo Album;
Coming soon on DVD

Director:
Sergej Paradzhanov, David Abashidze

Script:
Giya Badridze

Camera:
Al'bert Yavuryan

Music:
Dzhansug Kakhidze

Cast:
David Abashidze, Sofiko Chiaureli, Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Zurab Kipshidze, Konstantin Stepankov, Yurij Mgoyan

Art Director:
Shota Gogolashvili

Sound producer:
Garri Kuntsev