D'Artagnan and Three Musketeers
|D'Artagnan and Three Musketeers|
|Directed by||Georgi Yungvald-Khilkevich|
Alexandre Dumas, père|
|Music by||Maksim Dunayevsky|
|Edited by||Tamara Prokopenko|
Odessa Film Studios
|December 24, 1978|
|220 minutes (3 parts)|
D'Artagnan and Three Musketeers (Russian: д'Артаньян и три мушкетёра, D'Artanyan i tri mushketera) is a three-part musical miniseries produced in the Soviet Union and first aired in 1978. It is based on the novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père.
The film stars Mikhail Boyarsky as D'Artagnan, Veniamin Smekhov as Athos, Igor Starygin as Aramis, Valentin Smirnitsky as Porthos, Margarita Terekhova as Milady de Winter, Oleg Tabakov as King Louis XIII, Alisa Freindlich as Anne of Austria, Aleksandr Trofimov (actor) as Cardinal Richelieu, and Lev Durov as Captain de Tréville. The film, and its numerous songs became extremely popular in the Soviet Union throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, and is now considered a classic.
Three sequels were made: Musketeers Twenty Years After (1992), The Secret of Queen Anne or Musketeers Thirty Years After (1993) and The Return of the Musketeers, or The Treasures of Cardinal Mazarin (2009).
The film consists of three parts:
- Part I: "Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan" (Атос, Портос, Арамис и д’Артаньян)
- Part II: "Queen's Pendants" (Подвески королевы)
- Part III: "The Adventures Continue" (Приключения продолжаются)
The miniseries was filmed in different locales around the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (current day Ukraine), using several of the country's fortresses and old cities, such as L'viv (L'vov, Lwow). Some scenes were filmed in the Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn in Estonia.
- Dog in Boots, an animated parody film that satirizes D'Artagnan and Three Musketeers.
- The Three Musketeers (2013) - Russian film adaptation by Sergei Zhigunov
- "Top 15 Miniseries of all Time". Listverse. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
- "Pealinn filmis: lisaks nõukogude kinoklassikale jõudis Tallinn ka Hollywoodi." Postimees 26. August 2013. (Estonian)
- "Animated parodies of Efim Gamburg" (in Russian). October 2, 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
- D'Artagnan and Three Musketeers at AllMovie
- D'Artagnan and Three Musketeers at the Internet Movie Database