Cholpon - Utrennyaya Zvezda (1959)

Genres - Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Ballet, Musical Fantasy  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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Some shocking partially nude footage is a minor part of this excellent "exotic ballet" costume drama by Roman Tikhomirov. The story itself is about an innocent, good-hearted young woman named Cholpon (R. Chokoeva) who has been turned into a wicked witch with one wave from a magic wand. The evil witch is a vampire (B. Beishenova) who has taken over the young woman's body and in that form, she seduces a local prince (U. Sarbasgev) with purely villainous intentions. With character names like Temir Khan (the king) and Nurdin (the prince), it is clear the story has a Central Asian setting and it is danced by the Kirghizian Ballet Corps.



ballet-dance, evil, forbidden-love, kiss, legend [fable], lover, romance