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Nasreddin in Bukhara

Nasreddin v Bukhare

Directed by Yakov Protazanov
Soviet Union, 1943


Follows the adventures of the “Robin Hood of the East.” Posing as a wise man from Damascus Nasreddin becomes the tyrannical Emir’s trusted adviser. Little does the Emir know that Nasreddin’s secretly working against him – a plot that includes stealing the Emir’s prize harem girl.

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Nasreddin in Bukhara Directed by Yakov Protazanov

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  • Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Nasreddin in Bukhara

    Final film of Yakov Protazanov, who got into pictures at around the same time as D. W. Griffith. Follows the title character, a sort of Uzbek Robin Hood, as he dupes then runs circles around the rich and powerful of ancient Bukhara, even whisking his girlfriend out of the Emir's harem from under the Emir's nose. Terrific fun, has all the crazy energy of the Arabian Nights - from 1943 USSR, of all places!

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