- 2 hr 2 min
Taras (Yul Brynner) is a Cossack champion who decides to find solace in his homeland after a lifetime of fighting. His son, the wild and wishful Andrei (Tony Curtis), has a conflicted view toward traditional life. As Taras begins to reclaim his ethnic rite, Andrei falls in love with the daughter of a neighboring warlord. The struggle for independence amongst the Ukrainian serfs is reflected by the Bulba family struggle, and the inner turmoil of Taras himself.