The Desert of the Tartars
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The Desert of the Tartars

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Duration:
140 min
Genres:
Drama | History | War
IMDB rate:
7.6
Director:
Valerio Zurlini
Awards:
6 wins & 1 nomination
Details
Country: Italy
Release Date: 1976-10-29
Filming Locations: Arg-e Bam, Iran
Cast
Actor
Character
Vittorio Gassman
Filimore
Helmut Griem
Lieutenant Simeon
Philippe Noiret
General
Jacques Perrin
Drogo
Francisco Rabal
Tronk
Fernando Rey
Nathanson
Laurent Terzieff
Amerling
Jean-Louis Trintignant
Le m├ędecin-major Rovin
Max von Sydow
Hortiz
Shaban Golchin Honaz
Soldat Lazare
Giuseppe Pambieri
Lieutenant Rathenau
Bryan Rostron
Kamran Nozad
Capitaine Sern
Manfred Freyberger
Caporal Montagne
Chantal Perrin
Maria
Yves Morgan-Jones
(as Yves Morgan)
Giovanni Attanasio
Loris Bazzocchi
Enzo Bottesini
Lilla Brignone
Giorgio Cerioni
Gothard
Jean-Pierre Clarain
Sandro Dori
Maurizio Marzan
Dino Mele
Piero Morgia
Alain Naya
(as Alain Corot)
Mario Novelli
Rolf Wanka
Prosdocimo
Angelo Boscariol
Soldier (uncredited)
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Trivia
In West Germany and other countries the film was released under titles which mean translated back "The Desert of the Tatars". Obviously the editors in these countries missed that the original title does not refer to the actual Tatarian people but to the ancient Greek-Roman mythological "Tartars" (from the ancient Greek word "tartaros"). So "Tartars" in this context is not an outdated spelling of "Tatars", but an intended metaphor referring to the historical idea, that there are a people "coming from hell".
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Quotes
Drogo: I was sent here by mistake.
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Photos from cast
Giuliano Gemma