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White Sun of the Desert (1970)

Beloe solntse pustyni (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | June 1973 (USA)
At the end of the Russian Civil War, Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov is ordered to guard the harem of a Caspian Sea guerrilla leader.

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Vladimir Motyl
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anatoliy Kuznetsov ... Fyodor Sukhov
Pavel Luspekayev ... Pavel Vereshchagin
Spartak Mishulin ... Sayid
Kakhi Kavsadze ... Abdulla
Raisa Kurkina ... Nastasya, zhena Vereshchagina (as R. Kurkina)
Nikolai Godovikov ... Petrukha (as N. Godovikov)
Tamara Fedotova ... Gyulchatay (as T. Fyedotova)
Musa Dudayev Musa Dudayev ... Rakhimov (as M. Dudayev)
Nikolai Badyev ... Lebedev (as N. Badyev)
Vladimir Kadochnikov ... podporuchik Semyon (as V. Kadochnikov)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
I. Abdulragimov I. Abdulragimov ... (as N. Abdulragimov)
Yu. Darumov Yu. Darumov
Velta Deglav Velta Deglav ... Khafiza (as V. Deglav)
D. Gerami D. Gerami ... Ibragim
Tatyana Krichevskaya ... Dzhamilya (as T. Krichevskaya)
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Mosfilm [rus]

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

White Sun of the Desert See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During the Soviet era, the film didn't receive any awards but Russian president Boris Yeltsin awarded it the Russian Federation State Prize in Literature and Arts in 1998 and deemed it culturally significant. See more »

Goofs

After the fist/gun fight where Vereschagin overtakes the gang members on board of the boat in one shot his clothes and hair are all wet since during the fight he was once thrown over board. His mustache is all wet with ends hanging down too. In the next shot his hair is dry and his mustache too with ends pointed up. See more »

Quotes

Sayid: [quietly disarms one of the Abdulla's bandits right in front of the whole pack who yet unaware of that] Don't tell anybody - better not...
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Soundtracks

Vashe blagorodiye, gospozha Razluka
Written by Isaac Schwarts 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 jerzymSee 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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