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

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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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Белое солнце пустыни  »

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Trivia

During the scene on the boat the blood on Vereschagin's face is real. One evening Pavel Luspekayev was sitting in a Makhachkala City restaurant while two visitors started a knife fight. Luspekayev was involved and the knife blade badly cut his eyebrow. It was not possible to fix or hide the cut during the filming, so a scene with the cabin glass broken by a bullet was introduced in the script. 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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Referenced in Pozner: Vladimir Kolokoltsev (2010) See more »

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Vashe blagorodiye, gospozha Razluka
Written by Isaak Shvarts and Bulat Okudzhava
Performed by Pavel Luspekayev
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One of the best Russian films of all times
2 March 2001 | by (Pittsburgh) – See all my reviews

An unusual combination of humor, whiz, and lyrics that appeals to almost everyone. Great actors. Great songs.


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