Ma-ma

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Rock'n'Roll Wolf
Directed by Elisabeta Bostan
Production
company
Release dates 1976
Running time 83 minutes
Country Romania
Soviet Union
France
Language Romanian
Russian
English

Rock'n'Roll Wolf (Romanian: Mama, Russian: Мама) is a musical film from 1976 and is a Romanian-Soviet-French co-production.

The storyline is loosely based on the famous plot about the Goat and her kids, published as "The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids" in Grimm's Fairy Tales and known to Romanian audience as Ion Creangă's "Capra cu trei iezi" ("The Goat and her three kids") and to Russian audience as a folk tale "Волк и семеро козлят" ("The Wolf and the Seven Kids"). In the movie the number of goat kids is five. The script is written by Vasilica Istrate and Yuri Entin, and Elisabeta Bostan is directing.

The movie was filmed simultaneously in three different languages (Romanian, Russian and English). The cast was formed by dancers from Moscow Circus, Moscow Circus on Ice and Bolshoi Ballet. In 1977 the movie won the «Silver Cup» at Children's Film Festival in Venice.

The film starred Lyudmila Gurchenko as Rada, the goat, Mikhail Boyarsky as Titi Suru, the Wolf, Oleg Popov as the bear, Saveliy Kramarov as the wolf's nephew, George Mihaita as the donkey and Florian Pittiş as the parrot.

Theme song[edit]

"Mom is Home" performed by Lyudmila Gurchenko:

Mom is home
Now you can open the door
Don't be afraid now, not any more

Mom is home
I've brought for each one of you
Strawberries coated with honeydew

Only you and I can sing this song, that no one knows
Listen to each little word carefully

And before you all come running quickly to the door
Be sure the only one you open to, is me

Mom is home
Now you can open the door
Don't be afraid now, not any more


"I wish I could always make you smile" performed by Lulu Mihaescu:

Mommy,
There's so much love in your eyes
I wish I could always make you smile

Mommy,
Words can't really express
The way you give all your tenderness

All you do is give, before you're even asked to give
and you never once take a thing in return

You know I'll love you as long as I'll live
Mommy, I wish I could always make you smile

Mommy,
There's so much love in your eyes
I wish I could always make you smile

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