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Once Upon a Time there Lived a Dog (1982)

Zhil-byl pyos (original title)
An old dog and an old wolf help each other in times of need, by pretending to be enemies.

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Georgiy Burkov ...
Dog (voice) (as G. Burkov)
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan ...
Wolf (voice) (as A. Dzhigarkhanyan)
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An old dog and an old wolf help each other in times of need, by pretending to be enemies.

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The film is based on a Ukrainian folk tale. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: In a small village, there once lived a dog.
[the Dog barks as the narrator speaks]
Narrator: All his life he did his job honestly, but then he grew old. His nose couldn't smell as well as it used to, his eyes were not as sharp as before, and his legs felt like they didn't even belong to him.
[the door of the house opens and a hand throws a boot at the Dog]
Narrator: His masters were kind people who put up with him anyway.
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Unspeakable magic
19 June 2000 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

Probably, the best Soviet cartoon. It is based upon Ukrainian folk stories and tells us a story about friendship between dog and a wolf in critical moments of their lives. First a wolf saves a dog when the latter driven out from home, then a dog saves a wolf from hunger at winter. Unspeakable and untranslatable magic shines through every frame of this masterpiece. I highly recommend it to every person - it is continuous moment of truth.


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