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[[caption-width-right:194:Чучело, прости нас!]]
''Scarecrow'' (''Чучело'', ''Chuchelo'') is a 1983 Soviet Rolan Bykov film starring KristinaOrbakaite. Lena is a new girl in school whom her classmates come to despise. After an incident for which she takes the blame because she does not want to see her friends get punished, the people turn against her, and even burn her in effigy. She and her grandfather are forced to leave town. But the children at the school regret what they have done, and at the end write on the blackboard "Scarecrow, forgive us!"

This film caused a huge shock to the public, who were used to depictions of the Soviet Pioneers as universally honorable and always willing to lend a fellow a hand. Now, there was a film showing just how cruel and treacherous even the Pioneers could be. GosKino wanted to stop filming, but the director Rolan Bykov successfully prevented any details from leaking out about the plot. Despite the controversy and the attempts at state intrusion, the film was shown, became popular, and won several awards.

[[YMMV/{{Scarecrow}} Now there is a YMMV page here]].

[[NamesTheSame Do not confuse]] with Franchise/{{Batman}} villain Scarecrow, the Creator/BusterKeaton comedy ''TheScarecrow'' or the 1973 movie ''Scarecrow'' starring Gene Hackman and Al Pacino.
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!Tropes
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer
* AloneInACrowd
* ApatheticTeacher
* BrokenBird
* TheBully
* CrapsackWorld
* DownerEnding
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone calls Lena "Scarecrow."
* HumansAreBastards
* IJustWantToHaveFriends
* ImportantHaircut
* KidsAreCruel
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Lena, to the other children.
* MoralGuardians: GosKino worried that the film would set the image of the Pioneers back sixty years.
* OhCrap: "Scarecrow, forgive us!"
* TheScapegoat
* SheReallyCanAct: KristinaOrbakaite surprised everyone by getting the part, and her strong performance allayed any concerns she had been cast under pressure from her mother Music/AllaPugacheva.
* ShootTheShaggyDog
* SilentScapegoat
* StarMakingRole: For KristinaOrbakaite.
* TakingTheHeat
* TeensAreMonsters: Not quite in ''EdenLake'' territory, but very close.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/AlexeiFomkin was almost cast.
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