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A Dog was walking on the piano (Shla sobaka po royalyu)

A Dog was walking on the piano (Shla sobaka po royalyu)

A Dog was walking on the piano (Shla sobaka po royalyu) / Шла собака по роялю (DVD)


The 16-year-old Tanya Canareykina decided to drastically change her life. For starters she fell in love with a pilot who played the trumpet and had sad, dreaming eyes. Because of him, she stopped seeing Misha whom she’d known since early childhood. She did like Misha, but he wasn’t romantic at all…

Films by V. Grammatikov, the last classic of the Soviet children’s cinema, are as much enjoyed today as they were many years ago. The triumph of kindness, gentle irony and radiant humour just cannot but attract. The musical comedy “A Dog Was Walking on the Piano” repeated the box-office success of “The Mustached Nanny”, though, artistically, proved more accomplished. Somewhat strange, with an amazing craziness, seemingly realistic, but actually not, serious and funny at once – this film was clearly a forerunner of the colourful world of Emir Kusturica.


  • XI IFF in Moscow – Golden Prize to a children’s film; Diploma of the USSR Composers’ Union for music to a children’s feature film – to composer A. Rybnikov, 1979
  • XII All-Union Film Festival in Ashkhabad – Award to Best Comedy Film, 1979
  • International Festival of Films for Children and Youth in Jijona – Award to the director, 1979
  • International Festival of Films for Children in Lausanne (Switzerland) – Honorary Diploma, 1981


  • Interview with director V. Grammatikov
  • Filmographies
  • Photo album

    Vladimir Grammatikov

    Kishchik Alyona, Fomin Aleksandr, Kislenko Valery, Malchevskaya Dasha, Kuravlyov Leonid, Basov Vladimir, Khityayeva Lyudmila, Shtil Georgy, Nikishchikhina Yelizaveta, Proskurin Viktor, Katin-Yartsev Yuri, Puchkov Maksim


  • Genre: Comedy
  • Produktion: Gorky Film Studio, 1978
  • Laufzeit: 65 min.
  • Fernsehnorm: PAL, NTSC
  • Bildformat: 4:3
  • Regionalkode: 0 (All)
  • Color-Mode: COLOR
  • Sound/Sprachen: RU
  • Subtitles/Untertitel: RU, EN
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