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allegory fairy tale based on play or musical foreign language adaptation woman director


Release Date: September 18, 1971

Year    :   1971
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Comedy, Fantasy, Drama, Romance, Family
Production Companies    :   Lenfilm
Director    :   Nadezhda Kosheverova
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Hans Christian Andersen, Yevgeni Shvarts, Yuli Dunsky, Valeri Frid
RunTime    :   86 mins.

The good-natured scholar Christian-Theodore arrives in a small country where miracles occur. He falls in love with the beautiful Princess, whose marriage is a matter of national importance, because her husband will become the new king. But unlike many “suitors”, selfish thoughts are alien to Christian-Theodore. He is sincerely fascinated by her beauty and releases his Shadow, hoping to get a faithful helper in his quest to marry the Princess. But the Shadow is the embodiment of egoism, greed and meanness. Quickly betraying the scholar, he marries the Princess himself and takes the royal throne.

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