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The Savage Hunt of King Stakh

USSR 1979
produced by
Belarusfilm, Satra, Sovexportfilm
directed by Valeri Rubinchik
starring Boris Plotnikov, Elena Dimitrova, Igor Klass, Aleksandr Kharitonov, Boris Khmelnitsky, Albert Filozov, Valentina Shendrikova, Roman Filippov, Vladimir Fyodorov, Mariya Kapnist, Viktor Ilyichyov, Boris Romanov, Yuri Dubrovin
written by Vladiir Korotkevich, Valeri Rubinchik, music by Yevgeni Glebov

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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The Belarussian countryside, the turn to the 20th century: On his search for old legends, scholar Count Bielarecki asks for abode in the castle of the Janowskis, and finds this a place where old legends are kept very much alive, starting with an exorcism of Countess Nadzieja on the eve of her coming-of-age party. Thing is, the Countess believes her death is imminent, since she has already seen the Little Man on the Marsh, the Lady in Blue, and worst of all, the Savage Hunt of King Stakh, all of which sure signs of death in her family ever since about 300 years ago, her ancestor killed King Stakh, but not before the king could curse him and his family ...

Bielarecki soon takes an interest into the legend of King Stakh, but whoever tries to help him in his investigations ends up murdered, and each murder seems to be linked to the legend in some way. Eventually, Bielarecki even sees the Savage Hunt of King Stakh (a group of mysterious and creepy masked riders) in the distance ...

Bielarecki refuses to believe in the family curse though, and soon finds out the Little Man of the Marsh is the midget brother of one of the murder victims whom he has hidden in the castle, the Lady in Blue is the countess herself sleepwalking, and the Savage Hunt of King Stakh is nothing but scarecrows on horses, orchestrated by Count Dubotowk, a distant relative of the Countess who tries to drive her to suicide because she turned him down.

Ultimately, Bielarecki leads a mob of angry villagers against the Count's castle and sees to it that Dubotowk gets his just desserts - but in the end, Bielarecki himself is arrested for inciting a rebellion ...


Nice Soviet gothic that might contain more than a few parallels to the Sherlock Holmes story Hound of the Baskervilles, but still comes across as a rather original piece of work, told in very impressive images, making perfect use of the Belarussian countryside. Only the ending, with all the mystery explained away by a few silly ploys, is a bit of a letdown (and the sequence featuring the midget borders the ridiculous), but that hardly hurts the film.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


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