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Legenda o suramskoj kreposti

The Legend of the Suram Fortress

Die Legende der Festung Suram

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This film, based on a Georgian legend, is dedicated to Georgian warriors of all times who have laid down their lives for their country.

In order to beat back foreign conquerors, the people want to build a fortress, but every time the wall reaches roof height it collapses. “The structure will remain standing if the most handsome young man lets himself be walled in there,” prophesies the fortune-teller. A handsome young man turns up who is prepared to sacrifice himself to save his home country. He allows himself to be immured, and the fortress is completed.

Production announcement

Translated from: Informationsblätter des 14. Internationalen Forums des Jungen Films Berlin 1984

UDSSR 1984/85, 87 min


Sergej Paradshanow / David "Dodo" Abaschidse


Weriko Andschaparidse
Dawid "Dodo" Abaschidse
Sofiko Tschiaureli