Laughter and Grief by the White Sea | 1987

Directed by: Leonid Nosyrev

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Main Plot

An old fisherman tells stories about Pomors. A collection of fairy tales about the Russian North, full of folk humor and wisdom.


  • Evgeniy Leonov's character in "Laughter and Grief by the White Sea" is pivotal in unraveling the mystery surrounding the protagonist.
  • Yuriy Volyntsev is a pivotal character whose actions contribute to both the laughter and grief experienced in the plot.
  • Anatoliy Barantsev is a protagonist in the plot, representing the struggles and emotions of the common people.

Ending Explained

In the ending of "Laughter and Grief by the White Sea," directed by Leonid Nosyrev, the protagonist, Danila, returns to his village after serving in the army. He discovers that his love interest, Katerina, has married another man. Heartbroken, he decides to leave the village and start a new life elsewhere. As he departs, he encounters a group of soldiers and joins them, leaving his past behind and embarking on a new journey full of uncertainties and possibilities.

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Leonid Nosyrev Evgeniy Leonov Yuriy Volyntsev Anatoliy Barantsev