Marionettes is a 1934 Soviet satirical antifascist film directed by Yakov Protazanov and Porfiri Podobed.
The film begins with a prologue in which a master of ceremonies (Ivan Arkadin) introduces the principal cast - all of whom are named after the seven notes of the musical scale (Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, and Ti) - in the form of marionettes on a puppet stage.
|author||Vladimir Shvejtser Yakov Protazanov|
|director||Porfiry Podobed Yakov Protazanov|
|genre||comedy political satire|
|keywords||anatoly ktorov arrest bolshevik border post cheering crowd groom lets go live abroad master of ceremonies musical scale political unrest principal scale solomon solomonic wisdom string the king|
|productionCompany||Gorky Film Studio|