Mukadas MAKHMUDOV
Мукадас МАХМУДОВ
Moukadas MAKHMOUDOV
USSR, 1968, 77mn 
Colour, fiction
The White Grand Piano
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Белый рояль

 

 Le Grand Piano blanc

 Belyi royal

 
Directed by : Mukadas MAKHMUDOV (Мукадас МАХМУДОВ)
Writing credits : Timur ZULFIKAROV (Тимур ЗУЛЬФИКАРОВ)
 
Cast
Stalina AZOMATOVA (Сталина АЗАМАТОВА) ...Lola
Nina CHATSKAYA (Нина ШАЦКАЯ) ...Alla Sergeevna
Ruslan AKHMETOV (Руслан АХМЕТОВ) ...Shodi
Frunzik MKRTCHIAN (Фрунзик МКРТЧЯН) ...Akhmedov
 
Cinematography : Ibrahim BARAMYKOV (Ибрагим БАРАМЫКОВ)
Production design : Khusein BAKAYEV (Хусейн БАКАЕВ)
Music : Aleksandr ZATSEPIN (Александр ЗАЦЕПИН)
Production : Tadjik Film
Sales: Gosfilmofond
Spectators : 27,2 million spectators in the USSR
Release date in Russia : 30/06/1969
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
Musicologist Alla Arsenyeva arrives in Tadjikistan on a mission. Her goal is to find a unique white grand piano, known to be made in France in the nineteenth century. Rumours say it was last seen in the republic’s capital Dushanbe. The local authorities, however, are uncooperative and do whatever they can to thwart her efforts, attempting to make the rare instrument national property. But Alla persists, assisted by her new friends, the celebrated composer J.J. Ahmedov, his young colleague Shodi, the charming Lola and the old woman Roziya-Bibi.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Tromso International Film Festival : TIFF, Tromso (Norway), 2018