d'Artagnan and Three Musketeers

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d'Artagnan and Three Musketeers
Directed by Georgi Yungvald-Khilkevich
Written by Alexandre Dumas, père
Mark Rozovsky
Starring Mikhail Boyarsky
Veniamin Smekhov
Igor Starygin
Valentin Smirnitsky
Music by Maksim Dunayevsky
Cinematography Aleksandr Polynnikov
Edited by Tamara Prokopenko
Distributed by Gosteleradio
Odessa Film Studios
Release date(s) December 24, 1978
Running time 220 minutes (3 parts)
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

d'Artagnan and Three Musketeers (Russian: д'Артаньян и три мушкетёра, d'Artanyan i tri mushketera) is a three-part musical miniseries produced in the Soviet Union and first aired in 1978. It is based on the novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père.

The film stars Mikhail Boyarsky as d'Artagnan, Veniamin Smekhov as Athos, Igor Starygin as Aramis, Valentin Smirnitsky as Porthos, Margarita Terekhova as Milady de Winter, Oleg Tabakov as King Louis XIII, Alisa Freindlich as Anne of Austria, and Aleksandr Trofimov as Cardinal Richelieu. The film,[1] and its numerous songs became extremely popular in the Soviet Union throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, and is now considered a classic.

Three sequels were made: Musketeers Twenty Years After (1992), The Secret of Queen Anne or Musketeers Thirty Years After (1993) and The Return of the Musketeers, or The Treasures of Cardinal Mazarin (2009).

Plot[edit]

The film consists of three parts:

  • Part I: "Athos, Porthos, Aramis and d'Artagnan" (Атос, Портос, Арамис и д’Артаньян)
  • Part II: "Queen's Pendants" (Подвески королевы)
  • Part III: "The Adventures Continue" (Приключения продолжаются)

Location[edit]

The miniseries was filmed in different locales around the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (current day Ukraine), using several of the country's fortresses and old cities, such as L'viv (L'vov, Lwow).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 15 Miniseries of all Time". Listverse. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Animated parodies of Efim Gamburg" (in Russian). October 2, 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 

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