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Good fairy-tale that can show what potential existed in Russian cinema decades ago. What makes it so special is not special effects but special rich national atmosphere: costumes, huts, talks, dancing, music, etc. It all has Russian flavour (Ukrainian, if you like). This film was very popular among Soviet kids and truly it remains the highest achievement of Russian cinema in horror/comedy genre. Years have passed but time only points out that it is an example of professional and artistic cinema.
9 out of 10 (have a feeling that its makers were restrained and were not allowed to dish all the horrors out). Thank you for attention.
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