Askhab ABAKAROV
Асхаб АБАКАРОВ
Askhab ABAKAROV
Mikhail ORDOVSKY
Михаил ОРДОВСКИЙ
Mikhaïl ORDOVSKI
USSR, 1987, 96mn 
Colour, fiction
Skazaniye o khrabrom Khochbare
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Сказание о храбром Хочбаре

 

 Tale of the Brave Khochbar

 La Légende du brave Khotchbar

 
Directed by : Askhab ABAKAROV (Асхаб АБАКАРОВ), Mikhail ORDOVSKY (Михаил ОРДОВСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Konstantin BUTAYEV (Константин БУТАЕВ)
Irina LOGUNOVICH (Ирина ЛОГУНОВИЧ)
Bogdan MAGOMEDOV (Богдан МАГОМЕДОВ)
Abdurashid MAKHSUDOV (Абдурашид МАХСУДОВ)
Danya PODOLSKY (Даня ПОДОЛЬСКИЙ)
 
Cinematography : Oleg KUKHOVARENKO (Олег КУХОВАРЕНКО), Nikolay POKOPSEV (Николай ПОКОПЦЕВ)
Production design : Valery YURKEVICH (Валерий ЮРКЕВИЧ)
Music : Shirvani CHALAYEV (Ширвани ЧАЛАЕВ)
Sound : Mikhail VIKTOROV (Михаил ВИКТОРОВ)
Editing : Tatyana PULINA (Татьяна ПУЛИНА), N. SURKOVA (Н. СУРКОВА)
Companies : Lenfilm
 

Plot synopsis
Historical epic based on Rasul Gamzatov’s poem. Late 17th century, Dagestan. The young Khochbar accompanies Saadat, the daughter of the ruler of Khunzakh khanate, who has been married off to the lord of Caspian lands for political reasons. During the long journey warm feelings arise between the young people, precipitating the tragic end.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival "All our German", Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2008
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2007