Zemlya Sannikova (1973)

USSR,
92m
35mm film, 70mm film, Sovcolor, 1.37:1
70 mm 6-Track, Russian

A Soviet Russian fantasy film directed by Albert Mkrtchyan and Leonid Popov.

Plot Summary

Alexander Ilin leads an expedition to the fabled Sannikov Land, a legendary sub-tropical island that supposedly exists deep inside the Polar circle.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Albert Mkrtchyan, Leonid Popov
Mosfilm
Written by: V. Fedoseyev [real name: Vladislav Fedoseyev.[/mfn], M. Zakharov [real name: Mark Zakharov.[/mfn]
Based on the Novel by: V.A. Obruchev [real name: Vladimir Obruchev.[/mfn]
Music by: A. Zatsepin [real name: Aleksandr Zatsepin.[/mfn]
Director of Photography: Mikhail Koroptsov
Editor: L. Feyginova [real name: Lyudmila Feyginova.[/mfn]
Sound: B. Zuyev [real name: Boris Zuyev.[/mfn]
Costume Designer: A. Budnikova [real name: Alina Budnikova.[/mfn]
Make-up: N. Minaeva [real name: N. Minayeva.[/mfn]
Special Effects: B. Noskov
Production Designers: Valeri Filippov, Vladimir Filippov

Cast
Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy (Aleksandr Ilin)
Georgiy Vitsin (Ignatiy)
Oleg Dal (Yevgeniy Krestovskiy)
Yuriy Nazarov (Gubin)
Makhmud Esambayev (Chyornyy shaman)
Nikolai Gritsenko (Trifon Perfilyev)
Alyona Chukhray (nevesta Iliina)
Gevork Chepchyan [real name: Georgy Chepchyan.[/mfn] (Dukkar)
Pyotr Abasheyev (Vozhd)
Tursun Kuralyev [real name: Tursun Kuraliyev (Setenkar)
Yekaterina Sambuyeva (Annuir)
Nasira Mambetova (Goshar)
Sergey Polezhaev
Aleksandr Susnin (restaurant patron)

Alternative Titles

A gejzírvölgy titka – Hungary
The Land of Sannikov – Greece (video)
Salattu maa – Finland
The Sannikov Land – English language title
Sannikow-Land – East Germany
Ziemia Sannikowa – Poland
Земля Санникова – Russia
サンニコフ島 – Japan

References

Periodicals

  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.43 no.505 (February 1976) p.36 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Variety 1 August 1973 p.18 – credits, synopsis, review

Books