19 April 2009 | lee_eisenberg
little red goes nuts
A few years ago, I watched Turkish rip-offs of "The Exorcist" and "E.T.". During my semester in Moscow, I've seen Russian versions of famous stories. There was a Soviet version of "Mary Poppins" (no, really, there was). Now I've seen a Russian version of "Little Red Riding Hood". As far as I know, every European culture has a version of the story - sometimes spoofed in movies and cartoons - but "Pro Krasnuyu Shapochku" is about as wacky as they come. It basically portrays the wolf's family aiming to take revenge on Little Red for her actions. Little Red herself looks deranged throughout the whole movie. This is one cool flick! If absolutely nothing else, it should prove that Russia can make funny movies (and this was in Brezhnev's USSR). Definitely worth seeing.