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White Sun of the Desert
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NR,1hr 25min
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January 1, 1970
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Image Entertainment
Synopsis: Russian filmmaker Vladimir Motyl directs the popular action-adventure Beloye Solntse Pustyni (White Sun of the Desert), written by Valentin Yezhov and Rustam Ibragimbekov. During the Russian Civil War, a soldier named Sukhov (Anatoly Kuznetsov) wants to return home to his wife, but is forced to guard a harem belonging to rebel leader Abdulla (Kakhi Kavsadze). Original music was composed by Isaak Shvarts with lyrics by Bulat Okudzhava. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
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Soviet action-adventure films set during the Russian Civil War of 1918-1921 were often jokingly referred to as "easterns" since they used the conventions of the Western genre while transposing them to Eastern European settings. White Sun of the Desert took the genre even further east, to Central Asia, where fighting between the Red Army and the local nationalist forces continued well into the 1920s. ... Read Review
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