R | | Drama, War
Two Russian soldiers, one battle-seasoned and the other barely into his boots and uniform, are taken prisoner by an anxious Islamic father from a remote village hoping to trade them for his captured son.
The film is an update of Leo Tolstoy's short story "The Prisoner of the Caucasus."
I don't want to kill them.
Sacha Kostylin: You have to, Vanya. It's war.
After Sacha and Vanya escape and remove the shackles from their ankles, they begin running upstream. The scene cuts to a different angle, and they are running downstream.
Russian, Turkish, Georgian, Chechen
$89,992 (USA) (7 February 1997)
$661,361 (USA) (28 March 1997)
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