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The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1967)

Skazka o tsare Saltane (original title)
Not Rated | | Family, Fantasy | 2 January 1967 (Soviet Union)
A fairytale based on Alexander Pushkin novel.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Vladimir Andreyev ...
Larisa Golubkina ...
Tsarina
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Kseniya Ryabinkina ...
Tsarevna Lebed (Princess Swan) (as Ksenia Ryabinkina)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nikolai Barmin
Yakov Belenkiy ...
(as Ya. Belenky)
Nina Belyayeva ...
(as N. Belyayeva)
Yuri Chekulayev
Aleksandr Degtyar ...
(as A. Degtyar)
Vladimir Ferapontov
Sergei Golovanov
Vera Ivleva
Artyom Karapetyan
Yuri Kireyev
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A fairytale based on Alexander Pushkin novel.

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Family | Fantasy

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2 January 1967 (Soviet Union)  »

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The Tale of Tsar Saltan  »

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(Sovcolor)

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2.20 : 1
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Extremely powerful Soviet fantasy
21 July 2011 | by (Konstanz, Germany) – See all my reviews

Wow. I've watched a dozen or so Soviet fairy tale movies, but this one beats most, if not all.

Of course it's old. 45 years, to be precise. But it has a magic that defies age. The adventures of the young tsarevich and his apparently teenage mother start when they are sealed into a barrel, to travel to a magic tsardom in the sea.

There he meets many wondrous things, including a humanoid swan, a squirrel producing gold and emeralds, 33 giant soldiers from the deep blue sea, the young tsar turning into a mosquito...

The story is very weird, but ends well in a grand family reunion - I suppose, they are reported to live happily ever after.

Thanks to SuperIllu for bringing this DVD to German news-stands today. A very very worthy experience. 9/10.


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