This documentary has an eerie and surreal feel to it. Hundreds of Russians going to a theater in downtown Moscow to enjoy a musical. Certainly, none had any idea about what was about to transpire. Chechnyan terrorists would storm the stage and take the whole theater hostage. At first, the audience thought it was part of the show, but it was all too real. For several days, the audience sat in their seats, not allowed to move, as women dressed in all black with bombs strapped to them sat at the end of each row. Several men patrolled with machine guns, assuring all that they would in fact die soon. The hostages would run the gambit of emotions, fear, anger, sadness and finally apathy. There are so many sub-stories that are in this 60 minute documentary it is hard to believe. Mothers of victims who express anger and understanding for the very people that were responsible for the deaths of their loved one. Moreover, the tragic ending to this story will be the hardest thing to believe of all, although it did happen. Hundreds would die but not by gunfire or explosives. You will be locked into this real life story from start to finish. This is real drama and it is real sad.
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