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White Sun of the Desert (1970)
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White Sun of the Desert (1970)
Original name: Белое солнце пустыни
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The setting is the east shore of the Caspian Sea (today's Turkmenistan) where the Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov has been fighting the Civil 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...
Style: serious, exciting, sincere, entertaining
Plot: desert, red army, civil war, culture clash, leadership, soldier, husband wife relationship, russian civil war, heroes, adventure, society, justice, soviet, homesickness, smuggling, heroic mission, harem, drunkenness, cultural difference, revenge, escapades, war, village, village life, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: asia, russia, soviet union

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The Elusive Revengers (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 78 min.
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Country: UK, Spain, Germany, USA, France
Duration: 124 min.
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March or Die (1977)
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Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
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Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
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Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War, Western
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