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White Sun of the Desert (1970)

Beloe solntse pustyni (original title)
At the end of the Russian Civil War, Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov is ordered to guard the harem of a Caspian Sea guerrilla leader.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anatoliy Kuznetsov ...
Spartak Mishulin ...
Sayid
Kakhi Kavsadze ...
Abdullah
Pavel Luspekayev ...
Pavel Vereschagin
Raisa Kurkina ...
Nastasya, Vereschagin's wife
Tamara Fedotova ...
Gyulchatai
Nikolai Godovikov ...
Petrukha
Musa Dudayev
Nikolai Badyev
Vladimir Kadochnikov ...
(as V. Kadochnikov)
I. Abdulragimov
Tatyana Tkach ...
Head Wife-Zukhra
D. Gerami
Yu. Darumov
V. Deglav ...
Khafiza
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A soldier of the Red Army named Sukhov has been fighting in the Russian Civil War in Russian Asia for many years. Just as he is about to return home to his wife, Sukhov is chosen to guard and protect the harem of a guerilla leader (Abdulla). Abdulla is wanted by the Red Army and left his harem behind because the women hindered him. Sukhov's task proves to be more difficult than he imagined... Written by Alexandra S. <b97ase@stud.ki.se>

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The film's stunts were performed by stuntman Valentin Faber. See more »

Goofs

After the boat with Vereschagin explodes Vereschagin's wife runs crying along the beach. In one shot we see her having boots on her feet, but only a second later she is barefoot. See more »

Quotes

Sayid: [Sayid, chasing back the last unkilled of three unidentified bandits who attacked him, over the next dune bumps into the whole pack lead by Abdulla himself]
Abdulla: [sincerely friendly and welcomingly] Why did you kill my men, Sayid? I sent them to tell you not to seek Dzhavdet in Dry Creek - he's not there. Come back to Pedjent! Your father was a friend of my father's! A journey is easier if you meet a good companion traveler!
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Vashe blagorodiye, gospozha Razluka
Written by Isaak Shvarts and Bulat Okudzhava
Performed by Pavel Luspekayev
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Memories from my past. Call it "red nostalgy" if You want
30 July 2002 | by (Zabrze, Polska) – See all my reviews

I's, oh, so wonderful film. I saw it for the first time in my 19, in 1971 in small bioscope in Poland. Soviet film were not very wanted by the teenagers but it was long, dull summer and I haven't nothing better to do. And, what a surprise - film full of humor, action and irony. Song sung by me beloved Bulat Okudzava. After a long, long time I've seen it again in 2000 (You know , Soviet films were almost banned in Polish democracy. A moment of anxiety how it will be work and - ohhh, same feelings, same thrills, same chills. No, not the same, even deeper.


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