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Yury Belyayev ...
Sokovatov (as Yuriy Belyaev)
Bogdan Benyuk
Aleksandr Golubev
Maksim Klyanov
Artyom Mazunov
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Aleksandr Robak
Ramil Sabitov
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1995. Russian transport aircraft IL-76, carrying a cargo of ammunition under the guise of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan from Albania, forced to put interceptors at Kandahar Airfield (Afghanistan) for inspection. Captured by the Taliban appeared Russian crew: the aircraft commander, copilot, flight engineer, navigator and radio operator. Aviators who refused to teach Islamists piloting transport aircraft, placed in a dilapidated house-prison. The crew endures the hardships of captivity: all five are firmly convinced that Russia, utilizing diplomatic channels and its influence in the world, will release its citizens. However, many months pass, and, except for periodic visits of diplomats and journalists, no change occurs. Having gone through a series of hardships and humiliations, having been on the verge of death, the film's heroes realize that the only way to salvation - Escape! Based on true story.

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brutal, truthful but realistic
6 November 2010 | by (Minsk, Belarus) – See all my reviews

Actually it's a documentary action movie. And a stressful one though you can wait for a happy end just like in "Flight of the Phoenix" (2004). Good make-up, good playing showing a war-time situation. Baluev did an outstanding job. Sound could be better, sometimes you even can't clearly hear the whispers of the heroes. The story takes place in a part of Afghanistan under Taliban control. Some moments of murder remind us that war is taking place there. This movie teaches that if you have an aim you must go to the end, otherwise you lose. And if you are a little group in surrounding of a majority, you should keep together. It's a very brutal movie, very truthful and realistic.


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