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The Sannikov Land (1973)

Zemlya Sannikova (original title)
The exiled settler Alexander Ilyin persuades the goldmines owner Trifon Perfilyev to sponsor the expedition dedicated to the searches of "Sannikov Land", a legendary warm land behind the Polar circle.

Directors:

Albert S. Mkrtchyan (as Albert Mkrtchyan), Leonid Popov

Writers:

Vladislav Fedoseyev (as V. Fedoseyev), Vladimir Obruchev (novel) (as V.A. Obruchev) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy ... Aleksandr Ilin
Georgiy Vitsin ... Ignatiy
Oleg Dal ... Yevgeniy Krestovskiy
Yuriy Nazarov ... Gubin
Makhmud Esambayev ... Chyornyy shaman
Nikolai Gritsenko ... Trifon Perfilyev
Alyona Chukhray Alyona Chukhray ... nevesta Iliina
Georgy Chepchyan Georgy Chepchyan ... Dukkar (as Gevork Chepchyan)
Pyotr Abasheyev Pyotr Abasheyev ... Vozhd
Tursun Kuraliyev Tursun Kuraliyev ... Setenkar (as Tursun Kuralyev)
Yekaterina Sambuyeva Yekaterina Sambuyeva ... Annuir
Nasira Mambetova Nasira Mambetova ... Goshar
Sergey Polezhaev
Aleksandr Susnin ... Kutyashchiy v restorane
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aleksandr Afanasev ... Barin (as A. Afanasyev)
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Storyline

The exiled settler Alexander Ilyin persuades the goldmines owner Trifon Perfilyev to sponsor the expedition dedicated to the searches of "Sannikov Land", a legendary warm land behind the Polar circle.

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Genres:

Adventure

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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1 October 1973 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

A gejzírvölgy titka See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Est' tol'ko mig
("There's only flash")
Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by Oleg Anofriyev
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Must-See Classic
7 October 2005 | by rainybklynightSee all my reviews

Not only American films are classics, remember that. A (Russian) all-star cast and interesting plot makes this movie both likable and irresistible.

It's sort of an "Atlantis" story here, with a group of people setting out to find a lost (previously assumed)fantasy land and upon reaching it, not knowing how to deal with the customs of the place, have to deal with all too real consequences.

The plot itself is enticing enough, but the acting is incredible and the theme song is most memorable.

I haven't read the the book, so I can't honestly compare it to the movie, but speaking for myself, I know this will be one movie I can and will never forget.


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