The screen version of the most famous novel by American writer Mark Twain "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". Without a book about the adventures of Tom and his friends Huckleberry Finn and ...
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Professor Gromov constructs a robot called Electronic, which looks exactly like Sergey Syroezhkin, a 6-grader from one of Odessa (USSR) schools. The robot also acts a lot like a human, and ... See full summary »
Czar marries one of three sisters and they have a son. The other two consumed by jealousy throw the girl and the boy into the sea. They end up on an island where the boy meets a magical swan who grants wishes. The boy uses three.
In the first part, the students complain that classic works of literature have no bearing on modern life - and find themselves in a situation strangely resembling something they've read... ... See full summary »
The screen version of the most famous novel by American writer Mark Twain "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". Without a book about the adventures of Tom and his friends Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher, one can not imagine the childhood of a child! The small but brave heroes Tom and Huck search for the treasure, become "pirates", enter into a dangerous battle with the Indian Joe.
Boys through the UK were auditioned for the dubbing of the film into English - but none were found suitable who could replicate an authentic sounding southern accent - so two women with husky voices were used to dub in the lines of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn See more »
Most faithful Twain adaptation - from the USSR of all places
It's ironic but true - although the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are an American classic of iconic status, it would be the old nemesis USSR to go down in history as the country of origin of their most faithful film adaptation. Almost all the story lines of the two books are told, and in a non-embellished fashion. While some may criticize its (lack of) pace, the careful storytelling makes this three hour TV-movie right especially for younger audiences. Precisely because this is not as high budget as some of the US versions, it is astonishing to watch how detailed the Mississippi towns were built in the Soviet Union (everything had to be built from scratch)! Try this one if you love the book and don't mind the harsh realism of the story.
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