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Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair (1970)

Varvara-krasa, dlinnaya kosa (original title)
A Czar who attempts to trick a creature that demands tribute from him into taking a fisherman's baby instead of his newborn heir. Complications arise when the daughter of the creature, Barbara, requests a human suitor to find true love.

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Credited cast:
... Tsar Yeremei
... Chudo-Yudo
... Afonya
Lidiya Korolyova ... Praskoveya
... Andrei Yeliseyevich (as Andrei Katyshev)
... Andrei Yeliseyevich
Tatyana Klyuyeva ... Varvara-krasa
Varvara Popova ... Stepanida
Anastasiya Zueva ... (as Anastasiya Zuyeva)
Vera Altayskaya ... Veselushka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roman Yurev-Lunts ... Ali Guseyn
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A Czar who attempts to trick a creature that demands tribute from him into taking a fisherman's baby instead of his newborn heir. Complications arise when the daughter of the creature, Barbara, requests a human suitor to find true love.

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30 December 1970 (Soviet Union)  »

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much better than other kid movie
5 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

yes those kind of fairy tales (he produced a lot) brought up by Alexander Row are very so funny and surrealist in a sense...i saw this movie and some other of his on tv, french-dubbed in family-oriented programs but his casting and humour is so odd... Could compare almost to Svankmajer. And in bonus, the movie is stuffed with russian songs, kinda traditionnal russian folk type of music. Much more authentic than modern pseudo-gypsy movies... not to miss 8/10


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