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The Cossacks

The Cossacks

A Feature film by Viktor Tourjansky, Giorgio Venturini

Release in France : 04/05/1960

    Synopsis

    Set in the 1850s in Czar Alexander II's Russia, this routine costume drama and adventure film focuses on the strife between the Circassian Muslims, led by Shamil (Edmund Purdom) and Czar Alexander (Massimo Girotti). As a condition of an early truce, Shamil's young son Jamal (John Drew Barrymore) is sent to be raised and trained in the elite Imperial School of Cadets. The plan partially works, since Shamil grows to manhood enjoying the aristocratic life, but he is still drawn to his roots like iron filings to a magnet. His interior conflict is made all the worse when a princess, Tatiana (Georgia Moll), falls for him. At the same time, the exterior conflict between the Circassians and the Russians is heating up toward an explosive conclusion.

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    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Adventure

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy, Yugoslavia

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1959

    French release :

    04/05/1960

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    22462

    Visa issue date :

    25/04/1960

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Mono