History Film / Morozko

17th Sep '17 9:10:03 PM rwe1138
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* WickedStepmother: Lampshaded by both Ivan ("You must have a very wicked stepmother !"), and by Nastenka ("Stepmothers are stepmothers.")

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* WickedStepmother: Lampshaded by both Ivan ("You must have a very wicked stepmother !"), stepmother!"), and by Nastenka ("Stepmothers are stepmothers.")
2nd Sep '17 1:11:22 PM HalcyonDayz
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* CatsAreMean: Baba Yaga's cat, who tricks Nastenka into getting herself frozen. Though Nastenka was [[TooDumbToLive dense enough to reach out and touch the magical ice staff that she knew froze people when the cat just walked past it]], so it's hard to pin all the blame on the cat. Lampshaded in the MST3K cut:

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* CatsAreMean: Baba Yaga's cat, who tricks Nastenka into getting herself frozen. Though Nastenka was [[TooDumbToLive dense enough to reach out and touch the magical ice staff that she knew froze people when the cat just walked past it]], so it's hard to pin all the blame on the cat. Lampshaded in the MST3K ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' cut:



* TheFreelanceShameSquad: {{Trope Namer|s}} (via MST3K). The townsfolk all likely know how pathetic she really is compared to how much her mother embellishes her capabilities, but it's nevertheless quite impressive how quickly they can mobilize out of nowhere any time Marfushka makes a fool of herself.

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* TheFreelanceShameSquad: {{Trope Namer|s}} (via MST3K).''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''). The townsfolk all likely know how pathetic she really is compared to how much her mother embellishes her capabilities, but it's nevertheless quite impressive how quickly they can mobilize out of nowhere any time Marfushka makes a fool of herself.
7th Aug '17 10:11:30 PM DuckDuckNoose
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** Similarly, Father Mushroom is played by Galina Borisova, although his voice is portrayed by veteran character actor Mikhail Yanshin.

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** Similarly, Father Mushroom is played by petite 14-year-old Galina Borisova, Borisova (who would later rise to prominence as a mezzo-soprano opera singer), although his gruff voice is portrayed by veteran character actor Mikhail Yanshin. Yanshin.[[note]]Ironically, the English dub makes his voice high and quavery anyway.[[/note]]
7th Aug '17 3:07:10 PM DuckDuckNoose
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** Similarly, Father Mushroom is played by Galina Borisova, although his voice is portrayed by veteran character actor Mikhail Yanshin.
7th Aug '17 2:50:52 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* CrossCastRole: Baba Yaga is played by Georgiy Millyar, who played the witch in 3 movies, including this one.

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* CrossCastRole: Baba Yaga is played by actor Georgiy Millyar, who a long-time collaborator and friend of the director known for his roles as evil spirits and monsters in Soviet fantasy films; he played the witch in 3 4 movies, including this one.one, and voiced her in another.
7th Aug '17 2:44:52 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* AesopAmnesia: Played for laughs. After being a terribble braggart for much of the film, Ivan finally learns his lesson -- and then proceeds to boast about how ''humble'' he is. It takes Nastenka joking about seeing a tuft of bear fur growing on his cheek to remind him he's falling back into old habits.
30th Mar '17 6:05:27 AM Bissek
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* LaserGuidedKarma: After Father Mushroom grants Ivan a bow and arrow as a gift he tells him he should bow his head in thanks. Ivan refuses, saying "the bear may bow before you, but not Ivan." As punishment Ivan is turned into a half-bear half-man creature. In Mushroom's words "the bear will bow his head, but it's your [Ivan's] back that will bend."

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* LaserGuidedKarma: LaserGuidedKarma:
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After Father Mushroom grants Ivan a bow and arrow as a gift he tells him he should bow his head in thanks. Ivan refuses, saying "the bear may bow before you, but not Ivan." As punishment Ivan is turned into a half-bear half-man creature. In Mushroom's words "the bear will bow his head, but it's your [Ivan's] back that will bend.""
** Nastenaka is polite to Father Frost, and gets provided with a fine dress, a dowry chest full of jewels, and rides back into town on a horse-drawn sleigh. Marfushka is rude to Father Frost, and rides back into town on a pig-drawn cart with a dowry chest full of live crows.
28th Dec '16 11:23:45 PM dunicha
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* TheFreelanceShameSquad: {{Trope Namer|s}}. The townsfolk all likely know how pathetic she really is compared to how much her mother embellishes her capabilities, but it's nevertheless quite impressive how quickly they can mobilize out of nowhere any time Marfushka makes a fool of herself.

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* TheFreelanceShameSquad: {{Trope Namer|s}}.Namer|s}} (via MST3K). The townsfolk all likely know how pathetic she really is compared to how much her mother embellishes her capabilities, but it's nevertheless quite impressive how quickly they can mobilize out of nowhere any time Marfushka makes a fool of herself.
16th Jun '16 3:46:06 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* CluelessAesop: So, Ivan is turned into a half-man half-bear and has to perform a good deed to change back, but after doing numerous good deeds he remains a bear. Finally, when he's about to give up he realizes the old lady he helped earlier lost her walking stick and goes to return it to her. Before he can, though, the stick disappears and he returns to human form. The implication was supposed to be that this was the only true good deed because he was going to return the stick purely because he knew it was the right thing, while all his other good deeds were done only because he thought it would change him back. The problem is that even if he was only doing good for his own reasons he was actually legitimately helping people before, whereas in this case he never actually returned the stick (it turned out to be one of Father Mushrooms illusions and disappeared from his hands as soon as he picked it up). As a result, the message unintentionally comes across as "speculating about good deeds is better than doing them."

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* CluelessAesop: So, Ivan is turned into a half-man half-bear and has to perform a good deed to change back, but after doing numerous good deeds he remains a bear. Finally, when he's about to give up he realizes the old lady he helped earlier lost her walking stick and goes to return it to her. Before he can, though, the stick disappears and he returns to human form. The implication was supposed to be that this was the only true good deed because he was going to return the stick purely because he knew it was the right thing, while all his other good deeds were done only because he thought it would change him back. The problem is that even if he was only doing good for his own reasons he was actually legitimately helping people before, whereas in this case he never actually returned the stick (it turned out to be one of Father Mushrooms illusions and disappeared from his hands as soon as he picked it up). As a result, the message unintentionally comes across as "speculating about good deeds is better than doing them."" Of course, he ''had'' originally run off to do good deeds even as Father Mushroom was trying to explain that ''that wasn't how it worked'', so Father Mushroom apparently had to throw something together at the last minute.
2nd Jun '16 7:48:32 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* HumbleHero: Ivan averts this completely. He bragged about how awesome he was as a jerk and brags about how good and noble he is after he becomes a NiceGuy.
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