Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.

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Panna Elzhbeta
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Vladimir Ilin ...
Kurennoy Ataman
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Koshevoy Kirdaga (as Yuriy Belyaev)
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Boris Khmelnitskiy ...
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Monk
Aleksandr Dedyushko
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Yankel - the Jew (as Sergey Dontsov)
Liubomiras Laucevicius ...
Polish Duke (as Liubomiras Lauciavicius)
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Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.

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2 April 2009 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Тарас Бульба  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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150 horses were used in the film. See more »

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During the third part of the battle between Cossack host and Polish forces, rain starts falling from clear sky. See more »

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Spoofed in Samyy luchshiy film 3-DE (2011) See more »

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Hmmmm, not sure about this one....
27 August 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately, this version of the great classic does not do it great justice. Bohdan Stupka's great performance does not elicit much response in either Vladimir Vdovichenkov as the brave Ostap or Igor Petrenko as the tragically star-struck Andrii. Partly, this looks like a poor script as the lines follow just too closely the original text of Gogol. Partly, this goes to the director's focus which was far more on the settings than dialogues, except when delivering propaganda one-liners a la Eisenstein or Dovzhenko.

Overall, this version of Taras Bulba seems just too much of an agitprop forthe new Cossack village creed of militant Russian patriotism and pride in martial traditions of the legendary steppe marauders which finds its natural outlet in heavy drinking and voting loyalty to Yedinaya Rossija.


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