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Through Fire, Water and... Brass Pipes (1968)

Ogon, voda i... mednye truby (original title)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalya Sedykh ...
Aleksei Katyshev ...
Georgiy Millyar ...
Vera Altayskaya ...
Lev Potyomkin ...
Aleksandr Khvylya ...
Anatoli Kubatsky ...
Leonid Kharitonov ...
Fedul VI
Muza Krepkogorskaya ...
Aleksei Smirnov ...
Pavel Pavlenko ...
Arkadi Tsinman ...
Advicer I
Zoya Vasilkova ...
Advicer II
Mikhail Pugovkin ...
Lidiya Korolyova ...


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13 December 1968 (East Germany)  »

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Through Fire, Water and... Brass Pipes  »

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Clown show.. and much more
5 November 2009 | by (Konstanz, Germany) – See all my reviews

Watching this film, I at times felt like watching a silly clown show, most suitable for pre-schoolers. But at other times, it displayed witty satire, be it the repertoire of Russian folk songs ("Kalinka" and "Malinka"), philosophers debating the beginning and end of a wooden stick, and a most hilarious (and unhelpful) fire brigade. A Baba Yaga (witch) who was less impressing than in other Rou films.

At the center, we of course have a boy and a girl, who go through many tribulations. And a little goat who gets quite some screen time (and is worth it - involvement of animals seems to be standard in Rou films). Then there are several laughing-stock tsars: "Bones", the fire victim, the watery one, the one of the coast who sacrifices a virgin once a year to prevent inundation..

All in all, this is a very rich-textured story, cleared in Germany for age 0 and above, but an interesting watch for older persons as well. I was for instance quite moved when the watery tsar learned to read. A nice film, and so far away from Hollywood habits...

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