Mikhail_2 CHIAURELI
Михаил_2 ЧИАУРЕЛИ
Mikhaïl_2 TCHIAOURELI
USSR (Georgia), 1986, 85mn 
fiction
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Арена неистовых

 

 Arena of the Furious

 Arène des Furieux

Other titles : Chidaobas ra unda
 
Directed by : Mikhail_2 CHIAURELI (Михаил_2 ЧИАУРЕЛИ)
Writing credits : Mikhail_2 CHIAURELI (Михаил_2 ЧИАУРЕЛИ)
 
Cast
Otar MEGVINETUKHUTSESI (Отар МЕГВИНЕТУХУЦЕСИ )
Lika KAVZHARADZE (Лика КАВЖАРАДЗЕ)
Georgi GELOVANY (Георгий ГЕЛОВАНИ)
Givi SIKHARULIDZE (Гиви СИХАРУЛИДЗЕ)
 
Cinematography : Georgi GERSAMIA (Георгий ГЕРСАМИЯ)
Music : Henri LOLASHVILI (Энри ЛОЛАШВИЛИ)
Companies : Gruziya-Film
Release Date in Russia : 01/06/1987
 
Sites : Kinopoisk, IMDb

Plot synopsis
Georgia at the beginning of the 20th century. The nut collector Kalenike from a mountain village came to Kutais to sell his goods. Meanwhile, in the city square there was a performance of wrestlers from the troupe of entrepreneur Baadur Kherkheulidze. Kalenike took part in the competition and easily defeated the troupe's favorite, Ahmed. The entrepreneur invited the talented guy to his place. The simple-minded and honest Kalenike became attached to the Kherkheulidze family, and fell in love with his adopted daughter Gyuli.
Meanwhile, the wrestling fame of the peasant from Lechkhumi grew. At the World Championships in Paris, he beats his rival, the brother of Count Robert, who made a deal with Baadur, who was forced to agree to it, since the Count promised to pay well for the defeat of Kalenike. The teacher and student are forced to flee from the enraged Robert. Baadur's sick heart cannot stand it and he dies in the arms of his student. In order to take the body of the deceased home, Kalenike gets a job as a loader in the port of Marseille...
 

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Sport in Russian and Soviet feature films, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2024