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  Taras Bulba - The Movie

The Movie Taras Bulba was a classic made in 1962 starring Yul Brynner as Cossack Taras Bulba and Tony Curtis as his son.

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Taras Bulba Movie Poster

The Movie Taras Bulba

A "Romeo and Juliet" story that takes place in 18th c. Ukraine. Taras (Yul Brenner) has settled into comfortable farm life after years of adventures and swashbuckling with his cossack companions. Though not wealthy, he is able to send his son Andrei (Tony Curtis) away to a Polish school. At this time the Poles are overlords of Ukraine and the origin of the cossacks is struggle of the Ukrainian serfs to free themselves and their land of Polish domination. Toward this end Taras hopes that his son will be educated in the ways of the enemy. Instead, Andrei falls in love with the daughter of a Polish nobleman, setting the stage for a clash between love, family honor, and a struggle for national identity.

The Cossacks of Eastern Europe join the Poles to rid the Turks from the Steps of Europe. In return for their aid, the Poles agree to give control of the Steps to the Cossacks. After the battle, however, the Poles back out of their agreement and force the Cossacks into the hills. Taras Bulba (Yul Brynner), a Cossack Colonel, raises his son, Andrei Bulba (Tony Curtis) to learn the ways of the Poles so he can one day defeat them in battle. In his learning process, however, Andrei falls in love with the daughter of a Polish Nobleman. This twist causes Andrei Bulba to choose between the love of the Cossacks, and the love of a woman, and causes Taras Bulba to choose between the love of his son, and the love of the Cossacks.

 

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Yul Brynner as Taras Bulba

Yul Brynner relaxing on set of Taras Bulba, filmed in Argentina.

Picture of Yul Brynner as Taras Bulba.

Picture of Yul Brynner as Taras Bulba.

 

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