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Taras Bulba (2009)

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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.

Director:

Vladimir Bortko

Writers:

Vladimir Bortko, Nikolay Gogol (novel) (as Nikolai Gogol)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bogdan Stupka ... Taras Bulba
Igor Petrenko 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 Eduard Cenzor ... Monk
Aleksandr Dedyushko Aleksandr Dedyushko
Sergey Dreyden Sergey Dreyden ... Yankel - the Jew (as Sergey Dontsov)
Alim Kouliev ... Cossack Moisei Shilo (voice)
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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.

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Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

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Country:

Russia | Ukraine | Poland

Language:

Russian | Ukrainian | Polish

Release Date:

2 April 2009 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Тарас Бульба See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (3 parts) (TV)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.80 : 1
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150 horses were used in the film. See more »

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On two occasions, it is raining in spite of the day clearly being sunny. See more »

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Unabashedly patriotic.
19 February 2010 | by Aleks StosichSee all my reviews

.... And I guess that's the problem. Unabashed patriotism is OK for some, not for others. The Zaporozhians' battles in defence of Orthodoxy, when it was being attacked on two fronts, is a story that must not be forgotten. The film is impressive in its historical detail, costumes, etc.... the music (and some of the acting) is a little melodramatic, but I think it's a fitting thing for a rousing film. The scene of cossacks writing a letter to the Ottoman Sultan (an actual event from 1675) is reminiscent of the famous Repin painting depicting it. A grittier, less glam/swashbuckling version than the Yul Brynner classic, but that's what this story needs. It will never get wide theatrical release in North America because it is too honest, and not politically correct enough. Who cares. It's in my video collection, and it is becoming a favourite quickly.


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