Nasreddin in Bukhara

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Nasreddin in Bukhara
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Directed byYakov Protazanov
Written byViktor Vitkovich
Leonid Solovyov (novel)
StarringLev Sverdlin
Music byBoris Arapov
Mukhtar Ashrafi
CinematographyDaniil Demutsky
Release date
  • 2 August 1943 (1943-08-02)
Running time
86 minutes
CountrySoviet Union

Nasreddin in Bukhara (Russian: Насреддин в Бухаре, translit. Nasreddin v Bukhare) is a 1943 Soviet comedy film directed by Yakov Protazanov, based on the novel by Leonid Solovyov Disturber of the Peace about Nasreddin.[1]


Nasreddin arrives in Bukhara on his donkey. Exactly on this day the Emir of Bukhara administers a civil trial. Potter Niyaz owes 400 tenga to moneychanger Jafar and the court orders him to return the money within one hour. The poor potter has no money and this means that he will have to become a slave along with his daughter Guljan. Niyaz is saved by Nasreddin who buys out his debt from Jafar.

Indignant Jafar denounces this story to the Emir of Bukhara. Emir calls to catch the rebel who dared to leave his sentence without execution. Nasreddin flees from the guards out of Niyaz's and Guljan's house. But now Nasreddin's lover may become an addition to the harem of the Emir, and in order to save her Nasreddin dresses up as a scientist-astrologer and infiltrates into the palace ...



  1. ^ Jay Leyda (1960). Kino: A History of the Russian and Soviet Film. George Allen & Unwin. pp. 380–381.

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