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Sovsem propashchiy
(1973)

AKA: Hopelessly Lost

Country: Soviet Union

Genre: Adventure, Drama

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Synopsis

Escaping from his violent, alcoholic father, Huck Finn (Roman Madyanov) travels down the Mississippi with his only companion - runaway slave Jim (Feliks Imokuede) - in this highly praised Soviet adaptation which adds a tiny dash of Georgian culture to Twain's masterpiece.

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Cast

  • Roman Madyanov
    (Huckleberry Finn)
  • Feliks Imokuede
    (Jim)
  • Evgeniy Leonov
    (The King)
  • Vakhtang Kikabidze
    (The Duke)
  • Vladimir Basov
    (Pap Finn)
  • Irina Skobtseva
    (Widow Douglas)
  • Ekaterine Veruleishvili
    (Miss Watson)
  • Natalya Sayko
    (Mary Jane Wilks)

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Nearly all film versions of Twain's Huckleberry Finn have to excise a portion of the novel to avoid being overlong. This version gives only a passing nod to the Grangerford-Shepherdson feud, and omits the whole of the Evasion Sequence (roughly the last quarter of the novel). This last omission is not as terrible as one might think, since Twain's ending for his novel has divided critics, with many seeing it as unsatisfactory, or at least as on a lower level of inspiration to the preceding narrative. The removal of the novel's ending does, however, make the movie's conclusion a bit of a non-conclusion, with nothing really resolved. But as a 'riff' on the original novel (which every film adaptation is anyway) this is still a gorgeous and unique version, very much worth seeing, and Madyanov makes an enchanting and photogenic Huck (even if he is a little too young and a little too well-fed for Twain's Huck!).

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