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The Bodyguard (1979 film)

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Director  Ali Khamraev
Country  Soviet Union
7/10 IMDb

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Language  Russian
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Release date  1979 (1979)

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The Bodyguard (Russian: Телохранитель, Telokhranitel) is a 1979 Soviet action film released by Tadjikfilm. It is one of the best known of the Red Westerns and directed by the veteran feature and documentary maker, Ali Khamraev.

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The Bodyguard is also the title of a 1991 Soviet film directed by Aleksandr Ivanov.

Plot

The setting is Central Asia during the Russian civil war. In the post-revolutionary twenties, when the power in European Russia was (officially) "fully in the hands of the workers and peasants", but the fight against the Basmachi rebels was in full swing. When a Red Army detachment captures Sultan Nazar (Anatoly Solonitsyn), the brains behind the Bazmachi contingent, a decision is made to escort urgently the prisoner to the Bukhara province. The difficult mission is entrusted to a grizzled mountain trapper and conscientious revolutionary Mirzo. His expertise is essential to traverse the precarious paths and steep mountain ridges along the way, impossible terrain for the inexperienced. A group consisting of Mirzo (Alexander Kaidanovsky), his brother Kova, the Sultan, his daughter Zaranghis (D. Alimova) and slave Saifulla set off on this journey, pursued doggedly along the way by Fottabek (Shavkat Abdusalyamov), the ruthless new head of the Basmachis. They are forced to fight on the mountain ridges as well as negotiate the natural dangers and harsh elements.

Cast

  • Alexander Kaidanovsky (dubbed by Sergei Shakur) - Mirzo
  • Anatoly Solonitsyn - Sultan Nazar
  • Shavkat Abdusalyamov (dubbed by Oleg Yankovsky) - Fottabek
  • Gulcha Tashbaeva - Aibash, wife of Fottabek
  • Nikolai Grinko - Nikolai Grigorievich, border guard commander
  • D. Alimova - Zaranghis, daughter of Nazar
  • G. Igamberdyev - Kula, younger brother of Mirzo
  • Saidmurad Ziyautdinov - Saifulo, servant of Nazar
  • Bolot Beishenaliev - Mashrab, sorcerer, shaman
  • Rajab Adashev - Utash Ahmad dodho
  • Sh. Mavlyanov - Basmachi
  • Saidmurad Saidmuradov - Nazar-aka, old hermit
  • Anvar Alimov
  • References

    The Bodyguard (1979 film) Wikipedia
    Telokhranitel IMDb The Bodyguard (1979 film) themoviedb.org


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