I'm trying to remember a film I saw years ago (1980's?).

The only part I clearly remember is a man and girl being bricked up alive (in a tower?) and escaping by turning his (magically large) coat or cloak into a rudimentary hang glider.

The film had a medieval sword/sorcery setting.

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    "Years ago" like 2010 or "Years ago" like 1970? – Kevin Nov 11 '14 at 20:43
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    What about this makes it either science-fiction or fantasy? – Valorum Nov 11 '14 at 20:43
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    Someone looking for the same film, it looks like; entropiaplanets.com/threads/… – Valorum Nov 11 '14 at 20:53
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about sf – The Fallen Nov 11 '14 at 21:28
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    Assuming the link above is the same film, I've added in some more detail – Valorum Nov 12 '14 at 8:01

I've found the film I was looking for. It was a Russian film called The Story of the Voyages made in 1983.

Movie poster

In a medieval fantasy kingdom, two orphans, May and his sister Martha, live in poverty. A group of robbers kidnap May to use his magic talent: he feels sick when surrounded by gold, therefore he can feel gold from a long distance.

Martha goes on a quest to find her brother. She is soon joined by a travelling scientist, Orlando. Together, the two wander through various fantastic countries. They visit a city built on the back of a dragon, and see it burnt down when the dragon wakes. In another city, they are sentenced to death for starting a bar brawl. They manage to escape from prison using hang-glider Orlando invented. Finally they land in a country hit by Black Death, which is personified as a witch in black. Orlando sacrifices himself to stop the plague.


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