I Tartari (1962)

Genres - Adventure, Historical Film  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - Italy, Yugoslavia  |  
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With a setting in medieval Russia and two top film stars leading the action -- Victor Mature as Oleg and Orson Welles as Burundal -- this otherwise uninspired costume drama has its moments. The Vikings and their leader Oleg are pictured as pacifists, while the Tartars and Burundal are the real culprits, evil and brutal. Both factions hold a coveted woman hostage while they try to work out a deal. That tactic fails and as the slaughter and bloodshed mount, a romance between a young, mixed couple (Viking/Tartar) is beginning to heat up.

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against-all-odds, bad-guy, battle [war], good-guy, hostage, invasion, love, revolution, war