The Forty-First (1956)
The plot: set in the Central Asian desert during the Russian Civil War. A White officer falls into Red captivity. A female soldier (Maria) -- known for her sniping abilities (with 40 kills) is tasked with keeping watch on him. The officer has important information, so the Reds seek to return him to regional headquarters for a robust interrogation. They keep losing men due to the harsh desert condition; when they reach the Aral sea, the detachment separates. Maria, two other soldiers, and the officer set sail (so as to reach the HQ faster), while the others stay on land. Two of the men are lost at sea, leaving just Maria and the officer. Normally very hardened and cold with men, Maria falls in love with the officer.
My rating: 8/10
I liked it. Some of the scenes were very nice, especially the desert scenes (which looked like a fantasy). The acting was good (especially by the lead lady), and thank God, they depicted Kazakhs as warm and honorable people.
Halalness warning: there is one scene that might make you uncomfortable. Meaning, there is nudity (no private parts are shown, and it's not in a sexual context, but still... just sayin so you don't come yelling at me later)Where you can watch it