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Smekh i gore u Bela morya (1987)

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Several Russian Pomorsk men who live by the White Sea have brought in their boats for the evening and are relaxing inside a fisherman's hut. One of them says "there has been so much untruth... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Evgeniy Leonov
Yuri Volyntsev
Anatoliy Barantsev
Boris Novikov
Mariya Vinogradova
Kira Smirnova
Tatyana Vasileva
Klara Rumyanova


Several Russian Pomorsk men who live by the White Sea have brought in their boats for the evening and are relaxing inside a fisherman's hut. One of them says "there has been so much untruth told about our region that it is time to set the record straight" and proceeds to tell a variety of outrageous tall tales (based on traditional folklore of the Russian north). As the evening gets later, the tales turn more serious. Written by Niffiwan

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1987 (Soviet Union)  »

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Смех и горе у Бела моря  »

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The first six stories, without the introductory and connecting sequences, were previously released in three separate films (in 1977, 1979 and 1986). The last story, "Ivan and Adrian", was also released as a separate short film in 1987 under the name "Pomorskaya Byl". "Eternal Icebergs" and "Frozen Songs" were also released separately at this time, even though they had been part of previous films. See more »


Edited from Volshebnoe koltso (1982) See more »


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Written and Performed by Ivan Danilov
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Both hilarious and beautiful
18 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A treat for animation fans and also those of Soviet films. The budget may have been tight, but it doesn't show that much. There is a lot of detail in the character designs, and there are some beautiful backgrounds especially in the final story. The music does quirky and melancholic very convincingly, and Laughter and Grief by the White Sea is very well written. The comedy is genuinely hilarious and when Laughter and Grief by the White Sea takes a serious turn it is very poignant too. Those qualities are reflected too in the story structure, which always engages and is well-structured, and not to the extent that the changing moods jar too much. There isn't the two different films sort of feeling, which is a good thing. The stories that make up this structure are light-hearted and moving, the final story is stunning in every regard. The narration is thoughtful and sonorously delivered, and the characters carry their stories beautifully. The voice acting is noble and sensitive, with some entertaining theatricality in the earlier stories. In conclusion, hilarious and beautiful, recommended without any kind of hesitation. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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