Korolevstvo krivykh zerkal / Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors (1964)

Director: Aleksandr Rou
Cinematography: Leonid Akimov / Vasili Dultsev
Production designer: Arseni Klopotovsky / Aleksandr Vagichyov
Make-up artist: Anatoly Ivanov
Second operator: A. Antonov
Most probably the matte paintings were done by art director Arseni Klopotovsky who in addition to his work as a set designer was also responsible for matte paintings and miniatures on many films.

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Two giant guards at the palace gates, probably done as in camera trick using false perspective.