Russian Video: Ruslan and Ludmila (movie)!

Hello,

Today I offer us to celebrate the 210th birthday of great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin! Let’s watch a beautiful colorful full-length fairy-tale movie “Ruslan and Ludmila”, 1972. The movie directed by Aleksandr Ptushko sent us many centuries back. We’ll watch an epic fairy-tale about Prince Vladimir, his youngest daughter and her groom brave knight Ruslan… and of course there will be an evil wizard. But stop I am not going to retell the plot. Just let’s watch and enjoy of Alexander Pushkin‘s poetry (all texts in the movie is his poem Ruslan and Ludmila) and its very beautiful and rich cinema interpretation. And of course, with English subtitles!

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Part 2:

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The crew:

Directed by Aleksandr Ptushko

Writing credits
Alexander Pushkin (poem “Ruslan and Lyudmila”)
Aleksandr Ptushko writer

Original Music by Tikhon Khrennikov
Costume Design by Olga Kruchinina

The cast:

Valeri Kozinets as Ruslan
Natalya Petrova as Lyudmila
Andrei Abrikosov as Vladimir
Vladimir Fyodorov as Chernomor the Wizard
Mariya Kapnist as Naina the Witch
Natalya Khrennikova as Young Naina
Igor Yasulovich as The Finnish Hermut
Viktor Shulgin as The Giant Head
Oleg Mokshantsev as Rogdai
Ruslan Akhmetov as Ratmir
Vyacheslav Nevinnyy as Farlaf
Sergei Martinson as Ambassador
Nikolai Kutuzov as Ambassador
Eve Kivi as Fisherwoman
Valeri Nosik as Courier
Zoya Vasilkova as Nurse
Georgi Svetlani as Shaman
Aleksei Krychenkov as The Fool

© MOSFILM, 1972.

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

4 thoughts on “Russian Video: Ruslan and Ludmila (movie)!”

  1. many thanks for your posting this movine on-line so we can enjoy it. I love the poem and was amazed at how nicely this film was adapted.

  2. I watched this movie at cinema Bakhtar in the year of 1974 or perhaps 1975 in the city of Kabul-Afghanistan,four to three years before intervention and occupation of that country by the men in Kremlin. Please consider that i have a profound regard for the soviet masses , the Great October revolution and the great proletariat leaders ,Linen and Stalin.

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