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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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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 »

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Vereschagin: [grief-laden after Abdulla killed Petrukha; climbs onboard a small trawler filled up with the loot pillaged by Abdulla and his pack] Look, Abdulla... Ain't you got too much merchandise? I take it all was duty-free?
Abdulla: [at shore] But there is nobody in the Customs office! Would you like it - we can pay in gold?
Vereschagin: You do know me, Abdulla: I don't accept graft - it is what is done to the Great State that insults me.
Abdulla: [to one of his accomplices] Aristarkh, negotiate with the Customs!
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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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