Synopsis by Cammila Collar
Based on the story by Lazar Lagin, Old Hottabych is a bout a 12 year old boy named Volka who finds an old and mysterious looking jug while swimming in the Moscow river. Overcome with curiosity, the boy opens the seal, only to find the ancient genie Hassan Abdurahman Imn Hottab standing before him. The genie, whom the boy calls Hottabych for short, is extremely grateful of the boy for releasing him from a thousand year confinement and proceeds to become the boy's servant, showering him Volka with presents and leading him on a magical adventure.
genie, river, Russia, wish-fulfillment