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 was shot within 20 miles of actual battles then occurring between Russians and Chechens. Local Muslim guerrillas served as bogyguards for the cast and crew. The film tells the story of two prisoners of war, but truth is stranger than ... ...
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) (30 March 1997)
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