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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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Details

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

Follows The Very Same Munchhausen (1979) 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 my most favorite
14 January 2002 | by caterinkaSee all my reviews

This movie has always been a romantic inspiration to me. I understand, that for Western movie fans it must look too simple in terms of effects (if any :), but Mark Zakharov is a theatric director, so it is actually a movie PLAY, having a touch of theater.

Øýü afraid that the half of the original flavor will be devoured by any however good translation - humor, romance, smallest shades of mood or feelings. But if you will get into the movie, if you will find the right tune for it - you will discover a lot of wonderful things about yourself, about feelings...


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