ASHIK-KERIB / АШИК-КЕРИБ (DVD)
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…
Regisseur: Sergei Paradzhanov, Dodo (David) Abashidze
Hauptdarsteller: Yuri Mgoyan, Sofiko Chiaureli, Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Konstantin Stepankov, Veronica Metonidze
Felix” Prize to production designers G. Alexi-Meskhishvili, N. Sandukeli and Sh. Gogolashvili, 1988
Biography of Mikhail Lermontov;
Documentaries about Mikhail Lermontov and Sergei Paradzhanov;
Produktionsland: Russland., 1988.
Laufzeit: 73 Minuten
Altersbeschränkung: - Jahre
Bildformat: Standart 4:3 (1,33:1)
Regionalkode: 0 (All)
Sprachen: Original version, Russian (voice-over), Georgian (voice-over)
Untertitel: Russian, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Herbew, Swedish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese