Loosely based on the fairy-tale of the same title by Eugene Schwarz.
Two friends, wandering musicians named Jan and Jean, are going to the country ruled by king Cain XVIII — a police state where treachery and meanness are praised as merits. The thing is that Jan is in love with a princess and the princess' mother wants her daughter to marry the king. The two friends decide to do their best to break the engagement. Source : www.lenfilm.ru