Zar und Zimmermann (1970)

Run Time - 137 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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This opera by Albert Lortzing follows Peter The Great of Russia as he takes a job as a common laborer in a Dutch shipyard. His co-workers are unaware of his identity, but he is besieged by diplomats trying to make a deal with the Russian leader. Peter plays Cupid when he unites a bashful carpenter with a pretty girl and rewards them with an estate after their marriage. Color process is not credited.



carpenter, historical-spoof, history, marriage