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Kandagar (2010)

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 (... See full summary »

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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. Written by Emil Hüseyn

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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30 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

the title could be the entire review content. because "Kandagar" is brilliant example of precise realism, impressive atmosphere, importance to each detail, admirable way to build the tension, smart made of dialogues and the science to use the viewer as part of a story. it is a story of survive. like many others. but unique. not only for the status of real case but for the high art to translate it on the screen with wisdom. and this impose it as one of the extraordinary stories. because, against many American films about similar theme, this movie reflects a coherent and admirable story. in cold colors. with impeccable art.


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