Artikelnummer 5900

THE FLYING CARPET (1956) * with switchable English subtitles *

Gennadiy Kazanskiy Writers: Lazar Lagin (novel), Lazar Lagin (screenplay) Stars: Nikolay Volkov, Aleksei Litvinov, Gennadi Khudyakov

Volka, a 12-year-old Soviet Young Pioneer, discovers an ancient vessel at the bottom of a river. When he opens it, a genie emerges. He calls himself Hassan Abdul-rahman ibn Khattab, but Volka renames him Khottabych. Khottabych later claims to be 3,732 years and 5 months old. The grateful Khottabych is ready to fulfill any of Volka's wishes, but it becomes clear that Volka should use the powers of the genie carefully, for they can have some unforeseen undesirable results. A feel-good story intended to teach about the good of socialism and social responsibility and the evils of capitalism and selfishness. Amusingly, the genie's failures, meant to represent the ills of non-socialist societies, more reflect the failures in what was the real USSR-Soviet state.

DVD-R is in Russian with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 84 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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