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Ashik Kerib (1988)
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Ashik Kerib (1988)
Original name: აშიკ-ქერიბი
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's got the daughter to promise not to marry till his return. It's told in typical Paradjanov style, in a series of visually ravishing 'tableaux vivants' overlaid with Turkish and Azerbaijani folksongs.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, surreal, art house, fairy tale, allegory
Plot: adventure, on the road, true love, romance, family relations, love and romance, obsessive quest, couples, countryside, homecoming, love, islam, legend, father daughter relationship, merchant, minstrel, folk song
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caucasus, georgia (former ussr), azerbaijan

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