Russian Video: The White Sun of the Desert (Movie)!


It’s Saturday so it’s time for us to watch a good old Russian movie with English subtitles. Today it will be an old Soviet classic movie: Beloe solntse pustini (The White Sun of the Desert), 1969.

Wikipedia tells about this movie:”White Sun of the Desert 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 movie “White Sun of the Desert” is said to bring good luck to Russian cosmonauts. They always watch it prior to blast off.

So it’s definitely worth to watch it:

Plot: 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 guerilla 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…(Wikipedia)

Directed by Vladimir Motyl

Writing credits
Valentin Ezhov writer
Rustam Ibragimbekov writer
Mark Zakharov letters

Cinematography Eduard Rozovsky
Music by Isaak Schwarz (song lyrics by Bulat Okudzhava)


Anatoly Kuznetsov
Spartak Mishulin
Pavel Luspekaev

© MOSFILM, 1969.

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

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