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Vladimir Bortko (writer)
Nikolai Gogol (novel)
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Release Date:
2 April 2009 (Kazakhstan) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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(2 articles)
'Anna Karenina' bows at KinoArt Festival
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 6 November 2009, 12:00 AM, PST)

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 (From 15 October 2009, 6:11 PM, PDT)

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Russian propaganda show See more (20 total) »


  (in credits order)

Bogdan Stupka ... Taras Bulba
Igor Petrenko ... Andriy Bulba
Vladimir Vdovichenkov ... Ostap Bulba
Magdalena Mielcarz ... Panna Elzhbeta
Mikhail Boyarskiy ... Cossack Moisei Shilo
Vladimir Ilin ... Kurennoy Ataman
Yury Belyayev ... Koshevoy Kirdaga (as Yuriy Belyaev)
Ada Rogovtseva ... Taras Bulba's wife
Boris Khmelnitskiy ... Beard

Daniel Olbrychski ... Krasnevsky

Sergey Bezrukov ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eduard Cenzor ... Monk
Aleksandr Dedyushko
Sergey Dreyden ... Yankel - the Jew (as Sergey Dontsov)
Liubomiras Laucevicius ... Polish Duke (as Liubomiras Lauciavicius)
Romuald Makarenko
Ekaterina Novikova ... Panna
Aleksandr Rublev
Sergey Russkin ... Gayduk
Ostap Stupka ... Vertikhvost
Pyotr Zaychenko

Michal Zurawski

David L. Price ... Cossak (uncredited)

Directed by
Vladimir Bortko 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vladimir Bortko  writer
Nikolai Gogol  novel

Produced by
Sergey Danielyan .... producer
Ruben Dishdishyan .... producer
Aram Movsesyan .... producer
Anton Zlatopolskiy .... producer
Original Music by
Igor Kornelyuk 
Costume Design by
Ekaterina Shapkayts 
Sound Department
Natalya Avanesova .... sound
Michael Nasonkin .... sound editor
Michael Nasonkin .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Ekaterina Belova .... visual effects producer
Oleg Kondratyev .... visual effects supervisor
Maksim Malyavin .... digital intermediate supervisor
Andrey Mesnyankin .... visual effects supervisor:
Elena Pestrikova .... visual effects artist
Timur Saitgaraev .... visual effects artist
Pavel Avilov .... stunts
Aleksandr Baranov .... stunts
Oleg Botin .... stunts
Brett Chan .... assistant fight choreographer
Brett Chan .... assistant stunt coordinator
Martin Csiaki .... stunts
James Embree .... stunt performer
Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik .... stunt performer
Sergey Golovkin .... stunt coordinator (additional scenes)
Milan Hrvol .... stunts
Roman Jankovic .... assistant stunt coordinator
Roman Jankovic .... utility stunts
Zed Korshoonoff .... stunts
Todor Lazarov .... stunts
Branislav Martinak .... stunt double
Ivan Mica .... stunt performer
Peter Olgyay .... stunts
Nikolay Pavlyuk .... stunt performer
Dmitro Rudy .... stunt performer
Stanislav Satko .... stunt double
Alexandr Soloviev .... stunt performer: additional scenes
Marek Toth .... stunts
Branislav Martinak .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Maksim Malyavin .... digital intermediate supervisor
Other crew
Gleb Kaminer .... dubbing voice
Konstantin Lavysh .... dubbing voice

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
129 min | 150 min (3 parts) (TV version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.80 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

150 horses were used in the film.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the third part of the battle between Cossack host and Polish forces, rain starts falling from clear sky.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Samyy luchshiy film 3-DE (2011)See more »


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11 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Russian propaganda show, 30 April 2011
Author: Armand from Romania

In same time, an error and a masterpiece. A film in which history is only an political instrument. Strong, hilarious and aggressive. And a movie in which every detail is explore in fantastic way. So, the result is a schizoid work. Shadows of Jirinovsky and medieval air. A fake Ukraine and romantic sticks. A huge picture and a boring manifesto. But the delicate fact is the absence of Gogol. The director, in past maker of spectacular pages of lost history, is in this sad case only organiser of a Russian propaganda show. Enthusiastic and full of good intentions, he crushes the original story. The Christmas tree is impressive; but only ornaments. The wood is far of the public. It is difficult to say if "Taras Bulba" is a disaster. The crumbs are good taste. The cake is old and strange. But the memory is more tempt by the beautiful coins and Kosacs costumes.

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