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

Ogon, voda i... mednye truby (original title)
One day, Vasya journeys into the forest to meet his beloved Alyonushka, only to have her forcibly whisked away by the wretched Kashchej. To save her, Vasya must face a number of fabulous, archetypal tests.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalya Sedykh ...
Alyonushka
Aleksei Katyshev ...
Vasya
Georgiy Millyar ...
Vera Altayskaya ...
Lev Potyomkin ...
Chernoborodyj
Aleksandr Khvylya ...
Pleshivyj
Anatoli Kubatsky ...
Odnoglasyj
Leonid Kharitonov ...
Fedul VI
Muza Krepkogorskaya ...
Sofyushka
Aleksei Smirnov ...
Fireman
Pavel Pavlenko ...
Water-spite
Arkadi Tsinman ...
Advicer I
Zoya Vasilkova ...
Advicer II
Mikhail Pugovkin ...
Lidiya Korolyova ...
Tsarina
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One day, Vasya journeys into the forest to meet his beloved Alyonushka, only to have her forcibly whisked away by the wretched Kashchej. To save her, Vasya must face a number of fabulous, archetypal tests.

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13 December 1968 (East Germany)  »

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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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