Shota MANAGADZE
Шота МАНАГАДЗЕ
Chota MANAGADZE
USSR (Georgia), 1966, 89mn 
Colour, fiction
Khevsurskaya ballada
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Хевсурская баллада

 

 Khevsurskaya ballada

 La Ballade des Khevsours

 
Directed by : Shota MANAGADZE (Шота МАНАГАДЗЕ)
Writing credits : Georgi MDIVANI (Георгий МДИВАНИ)
 
Cast
David ABASHIDZE (Давид АБАШИДЗЕ) ...Alouda
Tengiz ARCHVADZE (Тенгиз АРЧВАДЗЕ)
Sofiko CHIAURELY (Софико ЧИАУРЕЛИ) ...Mzekala
Konstantin DAUSHVILI (Константин ДАУШВИЛИ)
Zurab KAPYANIDZE (Зураб КАПИАНИДЗЕ)
Levan PILPANI (Леван ПИЛПАНИ)
 
Cinematography : Georgi CHELIDZE (Георгий ЧЕЛИДЗЕ)
Production design : Shota GOGOLASHVILI (Шота ГОГОЛАШВИЛИ)
Music : Revaz LAGIDZE (Реваз ЛАГИДЗЕ)
Sound : Raphael KEZELY (Рафаэль КЕЗЕЛИ)
Companies : Grouzia Film
Spectators : 17 million spectators in the USSR
 
Site : IMDb

Awards :
Prix pour le travail des acteurs au Festival de l'Union Soviétique, 1966

Plot synopsis
Georgian drama with folk songs and native dances. A man returns to his mountain village, that he left in 1916, after many years. Little has changed. He falls in love with a local woman, and is challenged to a fight by a rival suitor. The challenger and the woman are killed. The dead man's family seeks vengeance.