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Levsha: The Tale of Cross-eyed Lefty from Tula and the Steel Flea DVD

Drawn from the beloved mid-19th century novella by Nikolai Semyonovich Leskov, Levsha: The Tale of a Cross-Eyed Lefty from Tula and the Steel Flea relates the story of two tsars, a curmudgeonly general, and a poor but astonishingly deft young gunsmith from the small town of Tula.

Described as a masterpiece of Gogolesque comedy in which an illiterate smith outwits the most advanced British craftsmen, the tale of Levsha has been called "an eternal parable of the Russian Soul".

This film is the first in the Chain of Flowers series, produced exclusively for the Museum's Borzoi Kabinet Theater.

КАБИНЕТ — S.F.D.U.I. / Color / 32 minutes / Russian with English subtitles / 16:9 / NTSC / 2000

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