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Poumse

USSR, 1988 (MIFF 1991, Children's Film Festival)

Director: Mikhail Aldashin

A sailor arrives on a desert island and barters with the local natives, to sell them Western garments instead of their traditional skins, bones and shells . When they have all gone home, the animals come out of the forest to reclaim their clothes.

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