Monday, April 06, 2009

Taras Bulba

Tom and I went out to see this movie yesterday with some friends of ours. The movie was based on a short story written by Nikolay Gogol and put out just in time for the 200th anniversary of this great Ukrainian-Russian writer. Set in the 16th century it is a semi-historical tale of patriotism, bravery, love and betrayal. The movie is centered around the mighty Cossack Taras Bulba and his two sons, Andrey and Ostap.

This is such a well made film and it holds your attention the entire way through. The battle scenes are explicit... lots of blood and guts that I tried to shield my eyes from!

I do admire the Cossacks. They were depicted as having great faith, living life to the fullest and never backing down from a fight for what they believed in.

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