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Prisoner of the Mountains

Kavkazskiy plennik

Directed by Sergei Bodrov
Russia, Kazakhstan, 1996
Drama, War


When an oddball pair of Russian soldiers are captured and taken prisoner by a Chechen father who hopes to barter the soldiers for the release of his captive son, the two hostages begin to develop an unexpected — and humorous — bond of friendship.

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Prisoner of the Mountains Directed by Sergei Bodrov

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1996 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize

Academy Awards

1997 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

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