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Taras Bulba

Vladimir Bortko Russia, 2009

francisca bacon's rating of the film The Conqueror

maan, how i loathe historical characters being played with the streetwiseness and cool airs of the "new russians", as if the only condition for the past to be revived is to teach the actors get inspiration either from jay-z's code of attitudes or from the fighting enthusiasm of a football hooligans herd. otherwise, they are too remote from reality.