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Saiti: Son of Zouli

Saiti: Son of Zouli.
Historical Drama

Director: Amur Amerhanov
Cinematographer: Alexandr Rodin
Actors: Dugarhan Kodzoeva, Magomed Zurabov, Alexey Vakulov, Aliskhan Ganizhev

Saiti: Son of Zouli is a powerful historical drama set in the mountains of Ingushetia at the turn of the 19th century. The story is centered around three characters bound together in a remote mountain hut in view of ancient towers. Faced with life-threatening conditions, insurmountable odds, and the surrounding Imperial Russian Army, the group has to make difficult decisions that will forever change the course of their lives.

Abrek, an elusive robber, has been hiding from soldiers of the Russian Empire in the dense forests of the Caucasus Mountains for years. Despite being encircled by a ring of enemies, he escapes on a cold night and wanders into a lonely hut, sheltered by the walls of an ancient castle. He is welcomed inside by a widow and her teenage son. That night, the family recognizes their unexpected guest as the man whose actions have turned their lives upside-down. Will they break their vows to uphold the age-old law of hospitality?

The film was nominated and won the Grand Prix for "Best Screenplay" by CIS screenwriters at the "Telemania 2018" competition. It has also received first prizes at the VGIK International Film Festival for four categories and the Guild of Russian Cinematographers Vadim Yusov Award. The film was selected for the 42nd Moscow International Film Festival and won "Best Director" at the 13th Cheboksary International Film Festival.

  • Amur Amerhanov
    Saiti the son of Zouli
  • Amur Amerhanov
    Saiti the son of Zouli
  • Amur Amerhanov
    Saiti the son of Zouli
  • Dugarhan Kodzoeva
    Key Cast
  • Magomed Zurabov
    Magomed Zurabov
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 24, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
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Director - Amur Amerhanov