Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)

Director
Vladimir Bortko

Main cast
Magdalena Mielcarz; Bogdan Stupka; Vladimir Vdovichenkov; Igor Petrenko; Mikhail Boyarskiy

Genres
Drama, History

Description
Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.


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