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Title:
Kavkazskiĭ plennik Prisoner of the mountains
Author:
Aliev, Arif, 1960-
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (1 hour, 39 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A Russian army patrol is ambushed by Caucasian rebels and two survivors are taken prisoner, by a local patriarch who is hoping to barter them for the release of his captured son. A bond of understanding develops between the soldiers and their captors, but it is broken when plans for their release go awry and a chain of violence and retaliation is precipitated.
General Note:
Based on the novella by Leo Tolstoy.

Originally released as motion picture in 1996.

Widescreen; Aspect ratio: 1.85:1.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
Russian

English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
Rated R.
ISBN:
9780792856252
UPC:
027616887498
Format :
DVD

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Political rivals, divided by a bloody war, are forced to come to terms with one another in this drama, which was adapted from Leo Tolstoy's short story "Prisoner of the Caucasus." In Chechnya, two Russian soldiers, nervous rookie Vania (Sergei Bodrov, Jr.) and hardened veteran Sasha (Oleg Menshikov), are captured by Muslim forces. Abdul-Murat (Dzhemal Sikharulidze), the leader of the village where the soldiers are held, also has a son in the war, who is being held as a prisoner of war by the Russians. Abdul-Murat demands the release of his son in exchange for sparing Vania and Sasha, and a level of understanding and respect begins to grow between the Russians and their captors. Kavkazsky Plennik, released in the U.S. as Prisoner of the Mountains, received both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations as Best Foreign Language Film of 1997. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi