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White Sun of the Desert (1970)

Beloe solntse pustyni (original title)
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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Certificate:

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Details

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lenfilm Studio,Mosfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

The movie takes place in Turkmenistan circa 1920. At that time Tukrmenistan had already became a part of Soviet Russia (Dec-1917) and some people began using Russian language, but the official language up 1928 was Turkmen where an alphabet based on Arabic graphics had been used. Still all the signs and inscriptions seen throughout the movie are in Russian (cyrillic) only. See more »

Quotes

Sukhov: The Orient is a delicate matter...
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Soundtracks

Vashe blagorodiye, gospozha Razluka
Written by Isaac Schwarts and Bulat Okudzhava
Performed by Pavel Luspekayev
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The best Russian Film
11 July 2000 | by Alex. L. YevelevSee all my reviews

If you are remembering the significance of GWTW ("Gone with the Wind") for American culture, you may believe me: The significance of BSP for Russian culture is something like that. The song from BSP (lyrics by Bulat Okudzhava, music by Isaac Schwarz) became the best favorite song in Russia.

In 1995 BSP was voted and proclaimed the best favorite Russian movie.


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