Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba

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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba
Taras Bulba poster.jpg
DVD Cover
Country RUS.jpg Russia
UKR.jpg Ukraine
POL.jpg Poland
Directed by Vladimir Bortko
Release Date 2009
Language Russian
Studio Central Partnership
Telekanal Rossiya
Distributor Central Partnership
Main Cast
Character Actor
Taras Bulba Bogdan Stupka
Andriy Bulba Igor Petrenko
Ostap Bulba Vladimir Vdovichenkov
Cossack Moisei Shilo Mikhail Boyarskiy
Krasnevsky Daniel Olbrychski

Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (Original title is Тарас Бульба; Taras Bulba) is a 2009 cooperate Russian/ Ukrainian/ Polish epic war drama, loosely based on the novel of the Nikolai Gogol Taras Bulba. This film was directed by Vladimir Bortko (Heart of a Dog (Sobachye serdtse)) and co-starred Bogdan Stupka, Vladimir Vdovichenkov and Igor Petrenko.

The following weapons were used in the film Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba:


Wheellock Pistol

The main hero, Taras Bulba (Bogdan Stupka) carries Wheellock Pistol on his belt throughout the movie. His sons Ostap Bulba (Vladimir Vdovichenkov) and Andriy Bulba (Igor Petrenko) also fires Wheellock Pistol at the a few moments. Cossacks Kirdaga (Yury Belyayev), Moisei Shilo (Mikhail Boyarskiy) and Dmytro Tovkach (Les Serdyuk) also uses this weapon.

Wheellock pistol
Cossack carries the Wheellock Pistols on his belt.
Ostap Bulba grabbes the pistol.
Taras Bulba with the pistol on his belt.
Andriy Bulba fires his pistol.

Wheellock Musket

Taras Bulba (Bogdan Stupka) uses the Wheellock Musket to kill his renegade son Andriy.

Wheellock Musket (16th/17th centuries)
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Taras Bulba takes aim with his musket.
Close view of the muzzle.

Matchlock Musket

Polish soldiers, as well as Ukrainian cossacks uses the Matchlock Muskets during the battles. One Polish soldiers briefly hold the very large musket, named the fortress gun (in russian this gun named krepostnoe ruzhyo, but I don't know English term).

A Matchlock musket.
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Polish soldiers fires their matchlock muskets at cossacks.
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Mortally wounded Polish soldier holds his musket.
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Polish soldierr carries the fortress gun.


Polish soldiers fires smoothbore muzzleload cannons during the battles.

Naval cannon - 18th century
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Taras Bulba cannon 2.jpg
Polish soldiers fires their cannon.

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