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Afghan Breakdown (1991)

Afganskiy izlom (original title)
The film opens with a scene of an Islamic circumcision. After the opening credits, a line of Mujahedin are shown approaching a roadway where a squad of Soviet soldiers has been slaughtered.... See full synopsis »

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Tatyana Dogileva ...
Katya
Mikhail Zhigalov ...
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Nikita Steklov
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Arsenyov
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Nikolai Ustinov ...
Vasya Onisimov
Rinat Ibragimov ...
Denis Popov
Khoshim Rakhimov ...
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Kiem Yakub ...
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Artur Uvarov ...
Ivanov
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Shchup
Viktor Proskurin ...
Simakov
Sergei Isavnin ...
Sedykh
Muso Isoyev ...
Adil
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The film opens with a scene of an Islamic circumcision. After the opening credits, a line of Mujahedin are shown approaching a roadway where a squad of Soviet soldiers has been slaughtered... See full synopsis »

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The best so far picture of Soviet- Afghan war
20 August 2007 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

I would recommend this as the most successful attempt so far to make a movie on Soviet Afghan war. And it is very honest and responsible picture starting from small details of uniforms and weapons up to human relations, war routine and Central Asian landscapes. It's been shot in Tajikistan just after the the troop withdrawal which happened in 1989 not in 1985. The Italian star Mr. Placido was just perfect in the role of Major Bandura. Other characters looked also very natural especially always drunk club managing officer:-).The scenario seems a bit jammed in the end but it might be an impact of the Civil war in Tajikistan which had started right during the shooting of the film. All movie team had to escape sometimes even under fire. The last scene is purely "harakiri" type of behavior and reminded me the final phrase from one famous samurai movie - "We've won all battles but lost the war". It could be also a metaphor of USSR collapse - the great country allowing to shoot itself to the back by the small offended child.


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