Taras bulba

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About Taras bulba

  • Year Released: 2009

Taras Bulba (Russian: Тарас Бульба) is a historical drama film, based on the novel Taras Bulba by Nikolai Gogol. The movie was filmed on different locations in Ukraine such as Zaporizhia, Khotyn and Kamianets-Podilskyi as well as in Poland. The official release was rescheduled several times; at first for the spring of 2008 but was finally released on April 2, 2009, to coincide with Gogol’s bicentennial. The author's edition of 1842 (considered more pro-Russian), expanded and rewritten (into the text most readers know), was used for the film. The film was partly financed by the Russian Ministry of Culture and has been criticized in Ukraine for being a part of political propaganda "resembling leaflets for Putin". While the Polish characters in the movie speak Polish, the Ukrainian Cossacks are presented as speaking only Russian. The director Vladimir Bortko, who is himself of Ukrainian origin, has also stated that the movie aimed to show that "there is no separate Ukraine": "The Russians and Ukrainians are the same people and Ukraine is the southern part of the Rus'. They cannot exist without us and we cannot without them. Now we are two states and also in the past there were such

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