Prisoner of the Mountains
- Original title
Kavkazskiy plennik (Prisoner of the Mountains)
- Running time
- 95 min.
Sergey Bodrov, Arif Aliev, Boris Giller (Tale: León Tolstói)
Sergey Bodrov Jr.,
- Movie Groups
Leo Tolstoy Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
1996: 5 Awards Nika, including Actor, Director, Movie. 7 Nominations
: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Best Film
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