Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
A unit of horse soldiers, an officer's wife, and a geologist struggle to stay alive in the desert after they are lost during a battle in this Russian drama. The abandoned band end up finding shelter in an empty fortress. Soon they are attacked by 200 thirst-maddened enemies. Things look bleak for the survivors until the Russian cavalry rides in to save them. The story was filmed on location in the Karakam Desert, which was so hot that many of the production crew fell ill.
desert, attack, cavalry, commander, enemy, geology, group, lost, patrol, refugee, rescue, Russia, search, survivor, troops, water