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The Snow Queen (1967)

Snezhnaya koroleva (original title)
An adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow Queen".

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Valeri Nikitenko ... Storyteller
... Gerda (as Lena Proklova)
Slawa Zjupa ... Kai
Evgeniya Melnikova ... Grandma
Natalya Klimova ... Snow Queen
... King's Adviser
... King
Irina Gubanova ... Princess Elsa
Georgiy Korolchuk ... Prince Klaus
Olga Vikland ... Robber Woman
Era Ziganshina ... Little Robber Girl
Andrei Kostrichkin ... Domovoi
... Inkwell
... Robber
... Robber
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An adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow Queen".

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Great movie, yet too old for today
8 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

To me this movie is nothing more than the adaptation of the masterpiece written by Shwartz. Since I saw the movie only a few days after reading the play, I had something to compare the movie with, and I must say that it's nicely done.

Even though this story is written for small children (at least I believe that's how Anderson wrote it), Shwartz was able to rewrite it so that adults can also enjoy it.

I liked the few scenes that represent the absurd (for example the kingdom divided into two parts), and this creates a world where everything is understood literally.

The cast for this movie is also great. When I was reading the play, I could not picture myself the king. Yet when I saw Leonov, it became obvious that he is the perfect actor to play the king.

After all, this is not a movie about an adventure, but about people, their reactions, their feelings.


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