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The Lanfier Colony

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Director  Jan Schmidt
Music director  Jiri Sust
Language  Czech Russian
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Thriller, Drama
Screenplay  Jan Schmidt
Country  Czechoslovakia Soviet Union
The Lanfier Colony movie poster
Release date  11 August 1969 (1969-08-11)
Writer  Alexander Grin (story), Jan Schmidt (screenplay)
Initial release  August 11, 1969 (Soviet Union)
Cast  Juozas Budraitis (Horn), Andrei Fajt (Lanfieri), Bolot Beishenaliev ( Goupi - swineherd), Vaclav Neckar (Fool Bekeko), Michal Docolomansky (Young Dribb)
Similar movies  Alexander Grin wrote the story for The Lanfier Colony and Scarlet Sails

The Lanfier Colony (Czech: Kolonie Lanfieri, Russian: Колония Ланфиер) is a 1969 Czech-Soviet action, romantic, drama film directed by Jan Schmidt. It was entered into the 6th Moscow International Film Festival.


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Tired of life on the continent, Horn convinces the captain of a Dutch sailing ship to land it on the shore of distant island.

Residents of the small village greet the newly arrived colonist with a barely concealed distaste, but he is in no hurry to make new friends and makes his home far away from people.

Horn is dreaming about solitude, because in his previous life behind him he left only disappointment; unrequited love, and failed attempts to make money on the tea trade.

Of all the inhabitants of the islands Horn befriends only two, poor lonely wretches just like him; feeble-minded Bekeko and beautiful Esther who is forced to prepare for a wedding with a man she does not love.

Horn finds a gold deposit located near a river. Now he wants only one thing – to collect as much precious metal as possible, return to the mainland and try to start over. Horn separates itself from Bekeko and refuses Esther's offer to live together.

Horn's discourse with the younger Dribb, Esther's fiance is followed by a quarrel and exchanged gunshots. Wounded Dribb rides out for help, and soon Horn is forced to face the well-armed squad of people who hate him.


  • Juozas Budraitis as Horn
  • Zuzana Kocúriková as Ester
  • Václav Neckář as Fool Bekeko
  • Michal Docolomanský as Young Dribb
  • Josef Elsner as Old Dribb
  • Bolot Beyshenaliyev as Goupi - swineherd
  • Beta Ponicanová as Saba
  • Bohumil Vávra as Astis - Ester's father
  • Andrei Fajt as Lanfieri
  • References

    The Lanfier Colony Wikipedia
    The Lanfier Colony IMDb The Lanfier Colony

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