Sunday, November 24, 2013

THE STAR AND DEATH OF JOAQUIN MURIETA


Zvezda i smert Khoakina Murety – Russian title
Звезда и смерть Хоакина Мурьеты – Russian title
Zvezda i smert hoakina Murety – Russian title
Csillagom, halálom – Hungarian title
Estrella y muerte de Joaquin Murieta – Spanish title
The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta, the Celebrated California Bandit – English title
The Star and the Death of Joaquin Murieta – English title
The Star and Death of Joaquin Murieta – English title
 
A 1982 Russian production [Gorky Film Studios (Moscow)]
Producer: Konstantin Zagorsky
Director: Vladimir Grammatikov
Story: Pablo Neruda, Pavel Grsushko
Screenplay: Vladimir Grammatikov, Aleksei Timm
Cinematography: Aleksandr Antipenko [color]
Music: Aleksei Rybnikov
Songs: “Blessed-Zaika”, “Organ Grinder”, “Chilean Rangers” sung by F. Ivanov
Song: “Maid” sung by E. Sanin, Jeanne Christmas
Song: “Chilean Girl” sung by Olya Christmas
Song: “Song of the Stars”, “Song of Teresa” Jeanne Christmas
Song: “Three-Fingers” sung by A. Paranin
Song: “Joaquin Murieta”, “Death” sung by Gennady Trofimov
Song: “Chilean Rangers” sung by A. Paranin, A. Kurdiumov, Alexander Sado, Vladimir Naumov, V.
Krivopuschenko, Gennady Trofimov
Running time: 83 minutes
 
Cast:
Joaquin Murieta – Andrei Kharitonov
Teresa – Alyona Belyak
Death – Aleksandr Filippenko
Organ grinder – Eduard Martsevich
Child – Oksana Bochova
Village boy – Vadim Fedulov
Murieta’s henchmen – Semyon Chungak, Sokrat Abdukadyrov, Adel Al-Khadad, Elgudzha Gagishvili, Igor Surovstev
Murieta’s friend – Konstantin Kuzhaliev
Customs official – Anatoli Kalmykov
Posse - Aleksandr Yakovlev, Aleksei Mikhaijlov, Anvar Gumarov, I. Sandler, Yuri Loza, V. Shchedrin (Valerie Shchedrin)
With: Lyudmila Solodenko, V. Fisyun, Natalya Novikova, E. Novak, N. Novak, Mariya Postnikova, T. Grudneva (Tatiana Grudneva), Aleksandr Maryamov, Irina Suvorova, L. Rayanova, Z. Podrezova, Viktor Andriyenko
Stunts: Victor Andrienko, Oleg Fedoulov, Semyon Grigoriev, Oleg Korytin


During the California Gold Rush thousands of people go to America to get rich. Among them, were Joaquin Murieta and his beloved Teresa. But their dreams remained dreams, in the real America they encounter hostile bandits and Teresa dies at the hands of these tyrants. Joaquin swears revenge and his vengeance is scary and bloody with him and his henchmen killing women, children, and burning homes. Violence begets violence, cruelty breeds more violence until Joaquin is finally hunted down by the law and killed.
 
YouTube film clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWUxtPIPC5Y

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