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Prisoner of the Mountains ()

Kavkazskiy plennik (original title)
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Two Russian soldiers, one battle-seasoned and the other barely into his boots and uniform, are taken prisoner by an anxious Islamic father from a remote village hoping to trade them for his... See more »

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Sacha Kostylin
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Ivan (Vanya) Zhilin
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Abdul-Murat
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Dina
Aleksandr Bureyev ...
Hasan
Valentina Fedotova ...
Zhilin's Mother
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Maslov, the Russian Commander
T. Kibyev
Valeri Kostrin
Pavel Lebeshev ...
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Sergei Bodrov ... (as Sergey Bodrov)

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Arif Aliev ... ()
 
Sergei Bodrov ... () (as Sergey Bodrov)
 
Boris Giller ... ()
 
Leo Tolstoy ... (story) (uncredited)

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Sergei Bodrov ... producer (as Sergey Bodrov)
Carolyn Cavallero ... producer
Boris Giller ... producer
Eduard Krapivsky ... producer

Music by

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Leonid Desyatnikov

Cinematography by

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Pavel Lebeshev

Film Editing by

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Alan Baril
Olga Grinshpun
Vera Kruglova

Production Design by

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Valeri Kostrin

Set Decoration by

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Igor Morozov

Costume Design by

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Vera Romanova

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Anna Mokasheva ... makeup artist

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Dmitriy Gavrishchenko ... production manager
Valerii Tarmosin ... production manager

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Ekaterina Popova-Evans ... sound

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N. Brusov ... camera operator
Sergei Naugolnykh ... camera operator (as S. Naugolnykh)
O. Zhuravlyov ... camera operator

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Mina Blank ... music editor
I. Fyodorov ... musician: solo clarinet
Anatoli Gerasimov ... conductor
Andrei Kolotushkin ... conductor (as A. Kolotushin)
D. Kolotushkin ... conductor
Radzhab Radzhabov ... musician: solo harmonica
Sergei Scripka ... conductor (as Sergey Skripka)

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François Vila ... press agent

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Plot Summary

Based upon a short story by Leo Tolstoy, two Russian soldiers, Sacha and Vania, are ambushed by Muslim rebels in the grandly forbidding Caucasus and taken prisoner. Although complete understanding never fully emerges, their bittersweet ordeal reveals the human soul of two vastly different cultures. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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Also Known As
  • Кавказский пленник (Russia)
  • Prisoner of the Mountains (United States)
  • Prisoner of the Mountains (World-wide, English title)
  • Prisoner of the Caucasus (United Kingdom)
  • Le prisonnier du Caucase (France)
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  • 99 min
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Trivia The film was shot within 20 miles of actual battles then occurring between Russians and Chechens. Local Muslim guerrillas served as bogyguards for the cast and crew. The film tells the story of two prisoners of war, but truth is stranger than fiction: when the guerrillas found out that amateur actress Susanna Mekhraliyeva was paid for her job in U.S. dollars they took the whole film crew prisoner! Her salary was soon changed for Russian rubles and the shooting continued as if nothing had happened. See more »
Goofs After Sacha and Vanya escape and remove the shackles from their ankles, they begin running upstream. The scene cuts to a different angle, and they are running downstream. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Shadow Conspiracy/Waiting for Guffman/Star Wars: Special Edition/Gridlock'd/Prisoner of the Mountains/Walkabout (1997). See more »
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Quotes Sacha Kostylin: I am dead, but I like it. Everything is peaceful now.
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