A Soviet cruise ship "Evgeni Onegin" is carrying cages with tigers and lions for a Soviet Circus. One loose monkey unlocks all cages, letting the tigers and lions out. Poor passengers and crew have no place to run. The captain abandons his post out of fear, and the monkey takes over the captain's post. The ship gets under total control by the tigers and lions. Only one lady is standing up to the challenge. Her name is Marianna, she loves animals, and she takes the situation under control. Written by
it is one of my childhood films. a pure crazy comedy, perfect show out of politic, nice, seductive and interesting model for this kind of circus and cinema mixture. a ship, a travel and a great adventure. unique scenes and a drop of love story. a satire ? maybe. but one of the best. because it can be adaptation of Gulliver travels. sure, it is not really a surprise. the Soviet cinema was a good laboratory for this forms of experiment but it is little different by usual films. difference - its spirit. joy, emotion and moralistic end. a piece of innocence and delicate beauty. a film for entire family. and precious legacy from a great cinema school.
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