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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A beautiful film. When it got to the scene where two shackled prisoners of war dance together to Louis Armstrong's "Go Down Moses" I was completely hooked. It's far more subtle than war/action movies usually are, indeed almost Renoirian, but it illuminates a stoic sense of fate without wallowing or cynicism.