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The White Sun of the Desert (1970)
"Beloe solntse pustyni" (original title)

 -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  June 1973 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anatoliy Kuznetsov ...
Spartak Mishulin ...
Sayid
Kakhi Kavsadze ...
Abdulla
Pavel Luspekayev ...
Vereschagin
Raisa Kurkina ...
Nastasya
Tamara Fedotova ...
Gyulchatai
Nikolai Godovikov ...
Petrukha
Musa Dudayev
Nikolai Badyev
Vladimir Kadochnikov ...
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I. Abdulragimov
Tatyana Tkach ...
Head Wife
D. Gerami
Yu. Darumov
V. Deglav
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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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Playing wives of Abdullah were only two professional actresses, the rest were a basketball player, a scientist and a shop assistant. As they had to go back to work the wives are played by soldiers in the covered scenes. See more »

Quotes

Vereschagin: [from the distance] Long time no see, Abdulla!
Abdulla: Long time...
Vereschagin: Still on the road? Still shooting?
Abdulla: Grown old, turned lazy. But remember me as I used to be?
Vereschagin: Yeah, there've been times...
[nodds toward a huge crude-oil gasholder which surface the bandits are covering with oil carried in buckets]
Vereschagin: But what is that your men wanna do, not to set something on fire?
Abdulla: Well, some dude got in and ain't wanna leave.
Vereschagin: [...]
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Vashe blagorodiye, gospozha Razluka
Written by Isaak Shvarts and Bulat Okudzhava
Performed by Pavel Luspekayev
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The best Russian Film
11 July 2000 | by (Samara, Russia) – See all my reviews



If you are remembering the significance of GWTW ("Gone with the Wind") for American culture, you may believe me: The significance of BSP for Russian culture is something like that. The song from BSP (lyrics by Bulat Okudzhava, music by Isaac Schwarz) became the best favorite song in Russia.

In 1995 BSP was voted and proclaimed the best favorite Russian movie.


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