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Classic Soviet cartoon about the film industry.

Director:

Fyodor Khitruk (as F. Khitruk)

Writers:

Vladimir Golovanov (as V. Golovanov), Fyodor Khitruk (as F. Khitruk)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Aleksey Polevoy ... (voice) (as A. Polevoy)
Georgiy Vitsin ... (voice) (as G. Vitsin)
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Storyline

At the beginning of the animated film, the screenwriter tries to write the script, but without success. In a fit of despair, the screenwriter is about to commit suicide, but here, literally, the muse of inspiration descends on him. At this time, the director came into the office, who, after reading the script, enthusiastically praises him and takes on it to make a film. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1968 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Film, film, film See more »

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Soyuzmultfilm See more »
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Color
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It was released on DVD in the "Film, Film, Film" cartoon collection along with "Spy Passions", "Captain Pronin - the grandson of Major Pronin" and "Robbery by ...". See more »

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Film, film
Performed by Sokol
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People InsideThe Film Business Should Like This More
16 July 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

The trials and tribulations of putting a feature film together are illustrated in this 20-minute Russian short. We almost are put in the screenwriter's shoes as we see him struggle with his work. When he completes it, he hands it to the director who then shows it to various people and the writer's script keeps getting edited. Soon the director is taking Valium and writer is getting disheveled.

From there we go through all the steps and meet - in quick flashes - all the people connected from the actors to the cinematographer to the set designer, on and on. As the hapless writer follows along, he has to run for his life in the studio as skeletons and tanks and other wild things that make up some films, speed by and scare the man.

I didn't really see a lot of funny scenes in here, although some of "jokes" kick in more in the second half when we see all problems directors have shooting on location (weather, little kids who don't know their lines, etc.). They also show the director acting like a lunatic and he is more annoying than funny.

I think this would appeal mainly to "insiders" of the film business, who can laugh and poke fun at each other and all the problems one can have trying to make a movie. This won some awards but critics always favor any movie, long or short, that has to do with the film business. I saw this on the "Masters of Russian Animation, Volume One" DVD.


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