R | | Adventure, Drama, War
A Soviet tank and its warring crew become separated from their patrol and lost in an Afghan valley with a group of vengeance-seeking rebels on their tracks.
The words "Badal" and "Nanawatai" that are spoken by the rebels in the film mean "Revenge" and "Mercy".
Why did that rebel we ran over laugh at me?
Samad: He wasn't laughing at you, he was happy. Such men believe if they die in a holy war they will go to paradise.
Koverchenko: Is that what you believe?
Samad: After university, I don't know what I believe.
The women are conversing/speaking in Hindi, which is totally unrelated to the locale where Pushtu is the native language.
At the start of the film, just after the Columbia Pictures logo the following quote is given: When you're wounded an' left on Afghanistan's plains. An' the women come out to cut up your remains, Just roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains, An' go to your Gawd like a soldier. - Rudyard Kipling
There are two versions playing on American Premium (Subscription) Movie Channels. One has subtitles for the Mujahadeen and the other does not. Currently, on STARZ, the version with subtitles is playing. Last year, on A&E, was the version without subtitles.