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A Different Kind of Fairy Tale (2008)

Origial title: Прикольна казка

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Feature film | Family Duration 88:00

A Different Kind of Fairy Tale

The fairy tale full of irony takes place in two neighbouring countries - Warlike Kingdom and Unhappy Kingdom - and tells about young lovers, sly intriguers and reckless warriors. The residents of the Warlike Kingdom cannot stop purposeless fighting, the habitants of Unhappy Kingdom keep complaining about their wretched fate. As if often happens in fairy tales, the princess of the Unhappy Kingdom falls in love with the young king of the Warlike Kingdom. After great adventures, these two meet thanks to a little wizard girl called Destiny. Ultimately, the war minister will understand that it is much better to ...

Director: Roman Širman

Keywords: love | special forces | bad luck | armed to the teeth | medieval knights | leaving home | doing evil | singing accompanied by guitar | conjurer | melomaniac king | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Interfilm Production Studio (Ukraine), Ukraina riiklik kinokomitee (Ukraine)
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Family
Text / Dialogue Ukrainian
Dubbing Estonian, Russian
Subtitles English
Duration 88:00


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Producer Olena Fetissova
Co-producer Marianna Kaat | Peeter Urbla | Anneli Ahven
Director Roman Širman
Screenwriter Violetta Gatti
Dialogue Writer Roman Širman
Cinematographer Eduard Timlin
Art Director Larissa Žilko
Costume Designer Sergi Todossijenko
Animator Anatoli Lavrenišin
Composer Miloš Jelitš
Sound Designer Jevgen Petrussenko


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Madis Kalmet - Cook | Margus Prangel - Hangman | Artem Suhharev - Adjutant | Kirilo Tibaev - Prince of Unhappy Kingdom

First releases

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  • Premiere: 29.02.2008, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Premiere: 28.11.2009, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, JUST FILM prog, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, International Film Festival ARTEK (Gurzuf, Ukraine), 06.2008, Most Exciting Film, Best Child Actor
  • Prize, Sevastopol International Film Festival (Ukraine), 07.2008, Special Prize
  • Prize, Kino-Yalta - International Producers Film Festival (Russia), 09.2008, Special Diploma for Professional and Outstanding Genre Film

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm