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A "Romeo and Juliet" story that takes place in the late 16c. Ukraine. Taras has settled into comfortable farm life after years of adventures and swashbuckling with his cossack companions. Though not wealthy, he is able to send his son Andrei away to a Polish school. At this time the Poles are overlords of Ukraine and the origin of the cossacks is struggle of the Ukrainian serfs to free themselves and their land of Polish domination. Toward this end Taras hopes that his son will be educated in the ways of the enemy. Instead, Andrei falls in love with the daughter of a Polish nobleman, setting the stage for a clash between love, family honor, and a struggle for national identity.Written by
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The Polish cavalry pursues the Cossacks from Dubno and is defeated, giving victory to the Cossacks. However, there is no mention of the infantry troops that are seen when the Cossacks first arrive at the fortress nor is the artillery used again when the Cossacks return. There would still be troops able to defend the fortress. See more »
It's for everyone who loves a sweeping spectacle of a film.
I first saw Taras Bulba when I was 13. Seeing it now (1999) I'm still impressed with this sweeping historic tale of Poles vs. Cossacks on the Russian Steppes! The Argentine Pampas was used for the Steppes and the cinematography is so grand it gets across the fierce love the Cossacks have for their land. Yul Brynner, with bold posturing and stirring statements of courage,connects you to the story as well. Tony Curtis and Christine Kaufmann provide the "Romeo & Juliet" love story. It's not everything that Nikolai Gogol presented in his classic novel, but powerful enough in its visuals alone to stay with you a lifetime.
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