Mumu (1959)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Period Film  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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In this touching tale, a deaf-mute is forced to leave his country home to work on the urban estate of a wealthy woman. He finds his new home quite depressing until he falls in love with a pretty washerwoman. Unfortunately, their manipulative employer forces the woman to marry another. The quiet keeper's heartache is eased when he finds a sickly puppy, whom he names Mumu (one of the only sounds he can utter). Soon Mumu is healthy and full of life, but one day it snaps at the lady and she orders it removed. The fellow then drowns the pup in a river and begins walking towards his home village.

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city, cruelty, deaf-mute, deafness, doctor/nurse, drowning, employment, estate, handicap, home, lady, laundress, love, mute, pets, puppy, river, slavery, tragic-love, walking, wealth, woman