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Director:
Writers:
Vladimir Bortko (writer)
Nikolai Gogol (novel)
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Release Date:
2 April 2009 (Kazakhstan) See more »
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Plot:
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)

Critic's Darling
 (From FilmInk.com.au. 15 October 2009, 6:11 PM, PDT)

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We have powder still in our flasks? - Yes,sure we do. See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (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 Lauciavicius ... Polish Duke
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: Postproduction.ru
Elena Pestrikova .... visual effects artist
Timur Saitgaraev .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
129 min | 150 min (3 parts) (TV version)
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Trivia:
150 horses were used in the film.See more »
Goofs:
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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34 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
We have powder still in our flasks? - Yes,sure we do., 4 April 2009
Author: Ivan Denisoff from Russian Federation

"Do we have powder still in our flasks?" asks Taras his comrades during a violent battle. It is quite often that this very question is attributed to contemporary Russian movie makers meaning whether they are still able to create genuine works of art. And for me this movie gives an affirmative answer, at least in relation of Vladimir Bortko. I watched this film yesterday and I am still impressed with it. I enjoyed how actors played though sure Bogdan Stupka makes an absolutely outstanding performance, but the whole actors' ensemble is very well doing. Also I found cinematography very interesting. And sure Bortko deserves praise for his solid work which reminded me about those soviet times when such masters as Gerasimov or Romm created their epics.

This movie is about tremendously difficult choice between different values, between devotion to motherland (fatherland) and love for a woman, between traditional values of Russian people and values of west though in this movie we see how allegedly enlightened polish gentry (regarding itself as beings of higher order than cossacks ) executes cossacks in the most cruel way.

Though I have to honestly admit that I don't know how fully this movie renders Nicolai Gogol' story. Anyway I found the movie very interesting by itself not even in relation to the original source.

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