1958, regia di Davit Rondeli
Scheda: Nazione: URSS - Produzione: Grusia-Film, Qartuli Pilmi - Distribuzione: VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb - Soggetto: da un romanzo di Uiarago - Sceneggiatura: Davit Rondeli - Fotografia: Lev Sukhov - Art Direction: Revaz Mirzashvili - Costumi: V. Meskhi - Musiche: Andrei Balanchivadze - Effetti speciali: Giorgi Useinashvili, Serapion Vatsadze - Formato: Color - Durata: 97'.
Cast: Dato Danelia, V. Djodjua, M. Londaridze, Otar Koberidze, Akaki Khorava, Lia Eliava, Giorgi Shavgulidze, Dudukhana Tserodze, Mikheil Vashadze, Edisher Magalashvili, Bukhuti Zaqariadze, Veriko Andjaparidze, Zurab Laperadz, Sh. Gomelauri, Tariel Sakvarelidze, Guram Sagaradze, V. Vashadze.
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: geocinema.ge - cinema.theiapolis.com - 123nonstop.com - omdb.si - ru.wikipedia.org - treckera.net - torrentino.com - tetatetvideo.com - kino-teatr.ru - IMDb: «This is very well made ( for it's time of course) historical movie. the plot is based on the Mameluk culture in Turkish Army of 14-19 century. Mameluks were special troops of mostly kidnapped and the age of 5-7 Christian ( Georgian, Armenian, Ukranuan) boys, who were turned into Islam, grown up in Sparta-like conditions - in a barracks, all together, and were the best - and personal - troops of Turkish Sultan. One of known Mameluk was Rostan, of Armenian decent, who was Napopeon's personal bodyguard. This exact movie is a story of one of Georigan boys - Gocha - who was kidnapped at the age of 5-7 from his village and became one of the highest officers in Turkish Army. He tried to escape with his love - a girl from Harem, but was caught. the final is very tragic - in a battle the main hero was fighting with a man from opposite army and wounded him badly. While falling from the horse, the wounded guy screamed in Georgian - and finally our hero recognized him as his childhood play friend Khvicha from the same village».
Conosciuto anche con i titoli: Mameluke; Der Mameluck; Mamliuk; A szultán fogságában.