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Olga Yukina ...
Olya (as Olya Yukina)
Tatyana Yukina ...
Yalo (as Tanya Yukina)
Tatyana Barysheva ...
Grandmother
Anatoli Kubatsky ...
Jagupop 77
Andrey Fayt ...
Nushrok
Lidiya Vertinskaya ...
Anidag (as L. Vertinskaya)
Arkadi Tsinman ...
Abag
Andrei Stapran ...
Gurd
Ivan Kuznetsov ...
(as I. Kuznetsov)
Georgiy Millyar
Pavel Pavlenko ...
Ministr
Tamara Nosova ...
Aunt Aksal
Vera Altayskaya ...
Asirk
Aleksandr Khvylya
Valentin Bryleev
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Olya steps through the mirror into the Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors where Yalo resides. The kingdom, under the rule of King Yagupop LXXVII (reverse of Popugay, meaning parrot) produces crooked mirrors that brainwash its people through subtle changes in reality. Written by soniavilkele

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This film is nothing like Alice in Wonderland
26 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

People, people! This film is nothing like Alice in Wonderland and forget about "cheap special effects." This is a Soviet film from the 60's after all. The broken jar has nothing to do with special mushrooms. Tarrop is not like criticisms of W; its a tongue-and-cheek criticism of "rotten capitalism". Its pure and abashed sly propaganda aimed at children. But of course, having watched it as a kid growing up in USSR, you get engrossed with the actual fairy-tales aspects of having strong friendships, being honest, etc.. Yes, in Soviet films, they always made girls' dresses short, but in schools you would be kicked out if your dress was shorter than knee-length. Part of that was to project a young naive perfect little Pioneer girls who were completely asexual. But you have to remember that during Soviet times we, youngsters, played outside, by ourselves, past midnight and never even wondered if we would get kidnapped. It was safer for kids there in that respect. Otherwise, it was a straight-forward propaganda tale that also taught kids good moral qualities, without all the super-junky-sugar coat freakiness of Disney cartoons. It is reminiscent of the cartoon "Three Fatsos" where there is also a commentary against imperialist enslavement of people via classism and basically call for unity of proletariats. Or even an Italian story of "Adventures of Chipollino". Again, everyone, it is not alike to Alice in Wonderland (how irritating and presumptuous)! It is a great Soviet classic!


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