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An Ordinary Miracle (1979)

Obyknovennoe chudo (original title)
A wizard invents characters who all come to life and start to arrive at his house: a King, his servants, a princes, a bear trapped in a man's body - the usual lot. The Plot mainly rotates ... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Zakharov

Writers:

Evgeniy Shvarts (play), Mark Zakharov
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Cast

Credited cast:
Oleg Yankovskiy ... Wizard
Irina Kupchenko ... Wizard's wife
Evgeniy Leonov ... King
Evgeniya Simonova ... Princess
Aleksandr Abdulov ... Bear
Yekaterina Vasilyeva ... First Lady
Andrey Mironov ... Minister Administrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gennadiy Egorov Gennadiy Egorov
Tatyana Ignatova ... Servant (as T. Ignatova)
Olga Vyalikova Olga Vyalikova ... Freilina
Vladimir Yanovskis Vladimir Yanovskis
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Storyline

A wizard invents characters who all come to life and start to arrive at his house: a King, his servants, a princes, a bear trapped in a man's body - the usual lot. The Plot mainly rotates around the bear, who the wizard had turned into a man. The Bear, who wishes to be a bear once again, can turn into his old self if he were to kiss a princess. It gets complicated when he falls in love with that princess, that arrived at the wizard's house. For how can they be together, if a single kiss will destroy their love? Written by DrStrangelife

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1 January 1979 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Обыкновенное чудо See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Princess: [to Bear] I chased after you for three days in order to tell you how indifferent you are to me!
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Connections

Version of Obyknovennoe chudo (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Babochka krylyshkami byak-byak-byak-byak...
Written by Gennadiy Gladkov and Yuli Kim
Performed by Andrey Mironov
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One of the best Russian movies ever made
24 February 2004 | by IlyaEckSee all my reviews

Based on a play by Yevgeniy Shwartz, one of the best Russian playwrights of the 20th century, made by one of the best directors of the Soviet epoch with an unprecedented all-stars cast, this movie has instantly become a classic of Russian cinema and theatre alike. Critics may point out various flaws in it, still it is indispensable for anyone who is out to understand Russian culture a bit more, or just for anyone, I might add.


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