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Romania, 1957 (MIFF 1960, Programme 5)

Director: Ion Popescu Gopo

In the beginning, there was the Sun, handsome with features composes of the present planets. The Sun's nose was the Earth which, being wet, gave the sun a cold. A cataclysmic sneeze - and all the features were scattered into space. On the Earth life appeared. One prehistoric day, a brontosaurus chased a butterfly and so shook a tree that dislodged a monkey on it. The monkey fell on the ground, lost its tail, flattened its face and got up to walk again - as man.

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The Seven Arts

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I + I = I

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Homo Sapiens

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How to Marry a Princess

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