Bulgaria, 2008, 80 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Russia
North American Premiere
Topics: Art/Architecture/Film, Crime, Drama, War
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: Russian, Chechen English Sub-Titles
Awards: Best Film, Cottbus; Best Director, Karlovy Vary.
When a convoy of Russian soldiers finds itself trapped in the mountainous Chechen landscape, the commander orders two men to capture a local who knows the mountain trails and can lead them to safety. This intense contemporary war film is as much a psychological drama as it is an action picture. Best Film, Cottbus; Best Director, Karlovy Vary.
DIRECTOR: Aleksei Uchitel
Producer: Kira Saksaganskaya
Editor: Gleb Nikulskiy, Yelena Andreyeva
Screenwriter: Vladimir Makanin
Cinematographer: Yury Klimenko
Music: Leonid Desiatnikov
Principal Cast: Vyatcheslav Krikunov, Pyotr Logachyov, Irakli Mskhalaia, Yulia Peresild, Sergei Umanov
Filmography: Dreaming of Space (2005), The Stroll (2003), His Wife’s Diary (2000)
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