|Director(s) Name(s)||Dzhanik Fayziev, Ivan Shurkhovetskiy|
|Lead Actor(s)||Ilya Malakov, Aleksey Serebryakov, Aleksandr Ilin|
|Amazon Link:||Legenda o Kolovrate|
Furious (or in Russian “Legenda o Kolovrate) is a Russian movie which is well thought out, with a few new twists (Russian style) and also Russian weather (Napoleon and Hitler style)!
I is a really enjoyable movie, with the lead of Ilya Malakov carrying his role of soldier, father, leader wonderfully well; I will not tell his foible, but it does make for an interesting (if not totally original) aspect to the movie.
The fact is it is a Russian movie in Russian and Tatar, with what appears to be well put together subtitles, and has lots of humour balanced against a well-crafted story of 13 men fighting the Mongol hoards. The music is by Tankian, and to quote his own words’ “For years I contemplated to compose for a film with epic musical proportions utilizing big orchestral, crazy rock and moving ethnic elements. In that sense, my dreams came true. I am extremely proud of my work on this film”.
Furious is an epic, and can easily be talked about in the same breath as:
- 7 Samurai
- The Magnificent 7
- 13 Assasins
- 47 Ronin (to a lesser extent, as the story for this movie is wonderful, just the film didn’t quite live to expectations)
I recommend this Furious to anyone who loves a good story, great acting, humour, tears, Russian steppes weather…well just about anything.