The White Sun of the Desert / Beloe solntse pustyni / Белое солнце пустыни (1970) DVD9 RUSCICO
A demobbed soldier, Fyodor Sukhov, is making his way through the desert to his home village. The band of the brutal Abdulla is raging in that area. Sukhov is charged with escorting the chief’s harem, because Abdulla intended to kill his women rather than let them go free. Sukhov meets other colourful characters along the way, such as Sayid a bandit sworn to revenge his father, Petrukha a young soldier with a soft heart, Vereschagin the customs official in the village he arrives in and more.
This "Middle-Eastern", or rather a Central-Asian action film, about the Red Army fighting the counter-revolutionary robber bands has become not only a cult movie, but also one of the favorites for several generations of viewers. With Russian cosmonauts, it is a tradition to view this film before going to outer space. The film’s success paved the way for a genre of national "Eastern".

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:20:09 | 7.36 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Russian, English, Francais, Arabic
Subtitles: Russian, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano, Nederlands, Portugues, Arabic, Svenska, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War

Director: Vladimir Motyl
Cast: Anatoli Kuznetsov, Spartak Mishulin, Kakhi Kavsadze, Pavel Luspekayev, Raisa Kurkina, Tamara Fedotova, Nikolai Godovikov
Country: Soviet Union

- Interviews with the script-writers Valentin Yezhov and Rustam Ibragimbekov
- Documentary
- Filmographies
- Photo Album

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