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Po shchuchemu veleniyu (1938)

Adapted from four different Russian folk-tales, this early Soviet fantasy film tells the story of Emelya the Fool, who, fishing one day, catches a talking pike who pleads for his life and in return grants Emelya wishes for a life spared.

Director:

Aleksandr Rou

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Vsevolod Kochetov, Oleg Leonidov (as O. Leonidov) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Pyotr Savin ... Yemelya
Mariya Kravchunovskaya ... Mother (as M. Kravchunovskaya)
Georgiy Millyar ... Tsar Gorokh
Ye. Terentyeva Ye. Terentyeva ... Tsarevna Nesmeyana
Lev Potyomkin ... General (as L. Potyomkin)
Andrey Fayt ... Mukhamed-aga
Aleksandr Zhukov ... Herald
Tatyana Strukova Tatyana Strukova ... Nurse (as T. Strukova)
Lidiya Ryumina Lidiya Ryumina ... Nurse
Vladimir Lepko ... Cook
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Adapted from four different Russian folk-tales, this early Soviet fantasy film tells the story of Emelya the Fool, who, fishing one day, catches a talking pike who pleads for his life and in return grants Emelya wishes for a life spared.

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Family | Fantasy

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

30 December 1938 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Zauberfisch See more »

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Soyuzdetfilm See more »
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Mono
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Classic Russian folk tale
17 June 2006 | by lucky-16See all my reviews

A wonderful example of prewar Soviet cinematography has been recently released on DVD in Russia. The story is based on a well known folk tale about a magical pike. The movie uses details from other fairy tales to add the flavor. The digital restoration makes this beautiful black and white movie enjoyable to watch. Acting is very spirited, yet do not expect modern "professional" acting nor 21-st century digital effects. Have your imagination run wild watching the magically propelled wood stove.

Unfortunately, the DVD has only original Russian track. Neither translation nor subtitles are available.


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