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 forgot to tell you - say goodbye to your balls.
Ivan Zhilin: What do you mean?
Sacha Kostylin: These guys don't think twice. They just cut your balls off. Have you ever fucked someone?
Ivan Zhilin: Sure.
Sacha Kostylin: Why worry then? You already had a good time.
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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