Romania / 1965 / 82’ / color / Fairy tale / AG
Directed by: Ion-Popescu Gopo
Screnplay: Ion-Popescu Gopo, adaptation of the story with the same title by Ion Creangă
With: Florin Piersic, Lica Gheorghiu, Irina Petrescu, Cristea Avram, Eugenia Popovici, George Demetru, Fory Etterle, Emil Botta, Liliana Tomescu, Florin Vasiliu, Puiu Călinescu, Mircea Bogdan, Viorel Manta, Septimiu Sever, Constantin Codrescu, Nae Roman, Nucu Păunescu, Paul Sava, Anca Pandrea
Produced by: Bucharest Cinema Studios
It is the story of an emperor's son who has a dream in which he is the White Moor. Tricked by the Glabrous Man into becoming his slave, the White Moor is ordered to go and bring his master the daughter of the Green Emperor. His five special friends help him accomplish all the tasks to win the girl from her father. And when he comes back, the White Moor challenges the Glabrous man and he defeats him, thus saving his father's empire. When the dream is over and the young man wakes up, he goes to his father and requests gratitude for his having saved the empire. But instead of thanking him, the emperor starts chasing his son to punish him for insolence.
The film premiered in Romania November 15th, 1965. It has received several prizes including the Prize for the originality of the direction at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1965.