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War (2002)
"Voyna" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | War  -  14 March 2002 (Russia)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Chadov ...
Ivan
Ian Kelly ...
John
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Margaret
Sergey Bodrov Jr. ...
Captain Medvedev (as Sergey Bodrov)
Evklid Kyurdzidis ...
Ruslan
Giorgi Gurgulia ...
Aslan
Vladimir Gostyukhin ...
Ivan's Father
Ben Foster
Yuriy Stepanov ...
Aleksandr Matrosov
David McAlister
Andrei Kormunin
Steve Jamieson ...
(as Steve Jameson)
Lev Erenburg
Peter Wickham
Stanislav Stotsky ...
(as Stas Stotsky)
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this is no "Brat-3", this is War

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Action | Drama | War

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Voyna  »

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The actors who played the two main Chechen characters are not Chechens: Giorgi Gurgulia (Aslan) is Georgian and Evklid Kyurdzidis (Ruslan) is Greek. See more »

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[first lines]
Ivan: So, I'm Yermakov, Ivan and he's John, so we're, like, namesakes. So, I met him in the summer of 2001. It was the second month that I'd been in the village of Verkhniy Iskhoy at Aslan Gugayev's place. Back then none of us knew him. Just... His detachment is small. There were three of us there at the time: me, Fedka and a Jew, a commercial one. From Vladikavkaz, I think... Uh-huh. Called Semyon. Yeah, me and Fedka were sawing up wood when they brought them in on a truck. There were ...
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MOYA ZVEZDA
Written by Vyacheslav Butusov (as V. Butusov)
Performed by Vyacheslav Butusov
© 2001 Pervoye Muzykalnoye izdatelstvo
(P) "DeaDushki band and Grigory Sologub"
Played in the end credits
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Realistic
17 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I liked the film a lot. Sure enough, as an action film, it is more realistic than the Rambo movies, but it is not its biggest merit. I'd recommend watching the film only for the sake of getting to know the Russian perspective on things - Westerners, Chechen "freedom-fighters", the Russian army, Moscow, the Russian "outback", etc).

I did not see any problem with Ian Kelly's acting, he looked quite convincing to me - after all he was playing the role of a British actor.

My favourite quote from the film:

John: This is an offence against our human rights!

Chechen (in Russian): What does he want?

Russian translator (in Russian): He wants to drink.

Chechen (in Russian): Tell him to shut up or he'll get the gun-stock.

Russian translator: John, shut up.


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