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WHITE SUN OF THE DESERT (1969) * with switchable English subtitles *

Vladimir Motyl, Anatoli Kuznetsov, Spartak Mishulin and Kakhi Kavsadze
$13.99

White Sun of the Desert (Russian:  Beloye solntse pustyni) (1969), is a classic 'Eastern' film of the Soviet Union(sort of like an American "western"). The film is one of the most popular Russian films of all time.  Its blend of action, comedy, music and drama has made it wildly successful and it has since achieved the status of a cult film in Soviet and Russian culture.  The film has contributed many sayings to the Russian language. Its main theme song, "Your Honor Lady Luck"  music: Isaak Schwarz, lyrics: Bulat Okudzhava) became a huge hit.  The film is ritually watched by cosmonauts before many space launches. The setting is the east shore of the Caspian Sea (today's Turkmenistan) where the Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov has been fighting theCivil War in Russian Asia for a number of years.  After being hospitalised and then demobbed, he sets off home to join his wife, only to be caught up in a desert fight between a Red Army cavalry unit and Basmachi guerrillas.  The cavalry unit commander, Rahimov, "convinces" Sukhov to help, temporarily, with the protection of abandoned women of the Basmachi guerrilla leader Abdullah's harem.  Leaving a young Red Army soldier, Petrukha, to assist Sukhov with the task, Rahimov and his cavalry unit set out to pursue fleeing Abdullah.  Sukhov and women from Abdullah's harem return to a nearby shore town.  Soon, looking for a seaway across the border, Abdullah and his gang come to the same town.

 

DVD-R IS IN RUSSIAN WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES.  APPROXIMATELY 124 MINUTES (some extras included).  IN VERY GOOD QUALITY.