Tibul defeats the fat people

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German title Tibul defeats the fat people
Original title Три толстяка
(Tri tolstjaka)
Country of production Soviet Union
original language Russian
Publishing year 1966
length 85 minutes
Age rating FSK 6
Director Alexei Batalow
Iossif Shapiro
script Alexei Batalow
Mikhail Olschewski
production Lenfilm
music Nikolai Sidelnikov
camera Suras Shachbasyan

Tibul defeated the Dickwänste (original title: Russian Три толстяка , Tri tolstjaka ) is a Soviet fairy tale film by Alexei Batalow and Iossif Schapiro from 1966. It is based on a story by Yuri Olescha .


Tight-rope dancer Tibul arrives with the young dancer Suok and her uncle August on a juggler's wagon in a city where three thick walls rule. The real ruler, Prince Tutti, is still a child and usually only cares for his almost lifelike, mechanical doll. Tibul rushes into town independently of Suok and her uncle to join the citizens who are already waging an uprising against the fat people. The revolt can be put down for the time being and the leader of the rebels, Prospero, is caught by the guards soldiers of the fat people and locked in the palace dungeon. Tibul is considered dead and so the fat people are preparing a big party. The celebration is clouded by the prince, whose mechanical doll broke when attacking the castle when it was knocked from the window ledge to set up a cannon. The scientist Dr. Gaspar is called to repair the doll overnight if his life is dear to him.

Gaspar and the doll are driven out of the palace in the Chancellor's carriage. The insurgents believe that the Chancellor is in the carriage, attack them and drag Gaspar out. When they notice their mistake, the carriage and doll have already disappeared. Gaspar goes on a search for it and finds Tibul, whom he had previously helped with an escape. In the juggler's wagon, it becomes apparent that the doll's Suok looks like the face. Since the prince always carries the key to Prospero's cell with him, Suok is transformed into a doll, taken to the palace the next day and assigned to get hold of the key. The boy is excited about the new functions of the doll. When Suok turns out to be alive in his nursery, the prince is just as happy, otherwise he is not allowed to play with normal children. During the night Suok succeeds in stealing the key from the prince and freeing Prospero, who should have been executed the next day along with some of his men. What she does not know is that Gaspar was arrested as well, having asked for the executions to be lifted in return for the repair of the doll.

Meanwhile, the real doll was found, taken to the palace, and thrown into Gaspar's cell. Suok is also arrested and locked up with him, while Prospero manages to escape through a secret passage and then organizes the uprising with Tibul. The prisoners are to be executed the next morning. Gaspar is on the way to the execution site with the veiled doll and pretends it is Suok asleep, which enables the real Suok to escape. At the same time, numerous insurgents, disguised as guards, come through the secret passage into the palace, secretly work their way to the place of execution and steal the executioner's ax. When the executioner begins to look for his hatchet, an uprising breaks out, which in the end drives the fat people to flight. Prince Tutti is hit by a bullet and treated by Gaspar after the revolt is over. Suok, her uncle and Tibul now give an idea of ​​their juggling skills in the palace courtyard and then travel on with Tutti.


Tibul defeated the fat guys had its premiere in the Soviet Union on November 18, 1966 . The film was released in GDR cinemas on September 22, 1967, and on August 1, 1980 it had its television premiere in the GDR on DFF 1 . Icestorm released the film on DVD in January 2005 as part of the series The most beautiful fairy tale classics in Russian film history .


The dialogue of the DEFA - Synchronization wrote Erika Hirsch , the director took Hilde Gruner .

role actor Voice actor
Suok Lina Braknite Katarina
Tutti Pyotr Artemyev Andreas
Tibul Alexei Batalow Erik Veldre
Gaspar Valentin Nikulin Peter Sturm
August Alexander Orlov Hans Hardt-Hardtloff
Gani Rina Seljonaja Paula Grünert
Prospero Roman Filippov Kurt Böwe
Fat man Sergei Kulagin Heinz Suhr
Fat man Yevgeny Morgunov Werner Pätzold
Fat man Boris Christoforov Gerd Ehlers
Chancellor Nikolai Valjano Joachim Tomaschewsky
Balloon seller Nikolai Karnauchow Erhard Köster

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. See kino-teatr.ru
  2. Tibul defeats the fat people. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used