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."
Chechen Squad Leader:
I was sure you would blow to pieces. It's your second birthday.
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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