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“MuMu” – the Russian Animation

Mumu is the simple and sad story of an old tyrannical барыня (landowner’s wife) and Gerasim, a глухонемой (deaf and dumb) peasant brought from the countryside as caretaker in her property. Gerasim only friend is a dog he rescued from the river and named Mumu. A beautiful description of pre-revolutionary landowners in Russia.

This animation is the poetic version of Иван Тургенев (Ivan Turgenev’s) short story “Муму” (Mumu) wrote in 1852 and directed by Валентин Караваев (Valentin Karavaev) (1929-2001) in 1987.