|Directed by||Yuri Tarich
|Written by||Natan Zarhi
|Cinematography||Grigori Giber, N. Sokolov, Vladimir Solodnikov (II)|
|Language||- = Silent film
Bulat-Batır or Bulat-batyr (Russian: Була́т-Баты́р, Tatar: بولات باتر) is a 1928 silent historical drama film, believed to be the first Tatar film and probably the only Tatar full-length feature silent film. The film was shot mostly in Kazan, and the Kazan Kremlin was one of its stills. The film is devoted to the Pugachev rebellion and its alternative names include Pugachyovshchina (Russian: Пугачёвщина), Flames on Volga and Revolt in Kazan.
In the 18th century, a small Tatar village celebrates the Sabantuy festival. Orthodox monks accompanied by soldiers appear to forcibly baptize the population of the village. Locals resist and soldiers commit a punitive action. The wife of peasant Bulat is killed by soldiers, his son Asfan is carried off. Bulat stays alone with another son, Asma. 15 years after Bulat and Asma joined the Pugachev rebellion and Bulat became famous as a defender of paupers. But his son Asfan, who was reared among nobles, received a commission and led a punitive force directed to suppress a rebellion in his motherland.
- Vasiliy Yaroslavtsev as Bulat-Batır
- Ada Vojtsik as Asma
- Ivan Klyukvin as Asfan
- Galina Kravchenko as Elena von Brandt
- Naum Rogozhin as von Kanits
- Ivan Arkanov as Suleiman Murza
- Nikolai Vitovtov as Derzhavin
- Alexandr Zhukov as Timur
- Boris Yurtsev as Murat
- Eduard Kulganek as general Potyomkin
- Mstislav Kotelnikov as Beloborodov, emissary of Pugachov
- Tatyana Barysheva as genius of victory
- Kayum Pozdnyakov
- Lev Ivanov as Kayum
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- Bryher (1922). Film Problems Of Soviet Russia. Riant Chateau TERRITET Switzerland. pp. 109–111.
- "Beginning of December. Berlin.". No. № 50. Kino. 11 December 1928.
- "TARTARS' REVOLT SHOWN.; "Flames on Volga" a Vivid Picture of Catherine the Great's Days". The New York Times.
- Bulat-Batır on Internet Movie Database
- (Russian) Кино-Театр.РУ
- (Russian) "Республика Татарстан". Восемьдесят ярких страниц истории
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