Ruslan and Ludmila (film)

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Ruslan and Ludmila
Ruslan i Lyudmila 1972 film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Aleksandr Ptushko
Produced by Arkady Ashkinazi
Written by Aleksandr Ptushko
Alexander Pushkin (poem)
Starring Valeri Kozinets
Natalya Petrova
Andrei Abrikosov
Vladimir Fyodorov
Vyacheslav Nevinny
Music by Tikhon Khrennikov
Cinematography Igor Geleyn
Valentin Zakharov
Distributed by Mosfilm
Release date
Running time
85 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Ruslan and Ludmila (Russian: Руслан и Людмила) is a 1972 film directed by Aleksandr Ptushko. It is based on the poem of the same name written by Alexander Pushkin in 1820.

It is the last film of the director who created a large number of film fairy tales. According to film critics, "Ruslan and Ludmila" is top of works of the director.

The two-part screen version of the poem of the same name includes large-scale battle scenes, uses a large number of original scenery and suits. In the movie tricks of stuntmen and innovative methods of the combined shootings were used: the flying dwarf Chernomor, a talking head of a giant athlete.


The hero of the movie is the bogatyr Ruslan who moves off in searches of the kidnapped bride Ludmila. On the way of it wait for dangerous adventures, he should battle to the sorcerer Chernomor, the sorcerer Naina and to rescue the darling.


  • 1976 — the International film festival of children's and youthful movies in Salerno (Italy) — a special award of jury

The edition on video[edit]

In 1990 in the USSR the movie is released on VHS by the film association "Krupnyy Plan".

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