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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 ...
(as V. Kadochnikov)
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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It is an unbreakable tradition that Russian cosmonauts and foreign guests watch this movie the day before they blast off aboard a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome. See more »

Quotes

A bandit: [while Sukhov took a swim in the sea, two bandits stole his weapons and now they are trying to take him prisoner] Well, do you want to be finished outright, or would you like to be tortured?
Sukhov: [unperturbed] I'd rather be tortured.
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Vashe blagorodiye, gospozha Razluka
Written by Isaak Shvarts and Bulat Okudzhava
Performed by Pavel Luspekayev
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Great entertainment
18 May 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I like this movie very much. It is even useful, I can keep my Russian on good level by watching it from time to time, it is really possible to watch it over and over again. DVD with subtitles is great with extras including the story of the film by the director, which I found very interesting. You can learn some 'classical' aphorisms from this movies. Like the one Vershagin says 'I feel sorry for the superpower..' really actual after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Letters from Sukhov to his wife are also pearls of this film. The scale of Sukhov is also amazing, from a warrior to lyrical romantics through a good fellow with vodka.


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