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The film based on Agil Abbas's novel about Nagorno-Karabakh War.


Elkhan Jafarov (as Elkhan Dzhafarov)


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Credited cast:
Mammad Safa Mammad Safa ... Commander
Rza Rzayev Rza Rzayev ... Dragon
Elvin Ahmadov Elvin Ahmadov ... Tiger
Fuad Poladov Fuad Poladov ... Secretary
Gülzar Qurbanova Gülzar Qurbanova ... Tiger's Mother (as Gulzar Gurbanova)
Shamil Suleymanli Shamil Suleymanli ... Teacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rovshan Agayev Rovshan Agayev ... Azerbaijani fighter
Shahmar Garibli Shahmar Garibli
Ogtay Guliyev Ogtay Guliyev
Javanshir Hadiyev Javanshir Hadiyev ... Azerbaijani fighter
Sardar Isgandarov Sardar Isgandarov ... Shelly Eldar
Farhad Israfilov Farhad Israfilov ... Police Chief
Faig Karimoghlu Faig Karimoghlu ... Azerbaijani fighter
Vüsal Murtuzaliyev Vüsal Murtuzaliyev ... Journlist
Corc Qafarov Corc Qafarov ... Geyrat


The film based on Agil Abbas's novel about Nagorno-Karabakh War.

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Release Date:

2 August 2012 (Azerbaijan) See more »

Also Known As:

Hail See more »

Filming Locations:

Baku, Azerbaijan See more »


Box Office


AZM 1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AZM 0 (Azerbaijan), 2 August 2012
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Azerbaijanfilm See more »
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Gritty and precise
9 December 2014 | by azeridoctorSee all my reviews

"Dolu" is a precise vision of how little war has changed in spite of high-tech equipment and extensive vocabulary of modern tactics.

The movie is single-minded in its purpose. It wants to record as accurately as possible what it was like to be one of the soldiers under fire on that mission. Hour by hour, step by step, it reconstructs the chain of events.

The director Elkhan Jafarov avoids the bright colors of upbeat combat movies, and its drab, dusty tones gradually drain of light as night falls. The later scenes of the movie feel chilly and forlorn; the surrounded troops are alone and endangered in the night.

For all of its gritty war action, the film's characters remain passionate, but its patriotic ending fails to mitigate the military incompetence on display.

Films like this are more useful than gung-ho capers like "Behind Enemy Lines." They help audiences understand and sympathize with the actual experiences of combat troops, instead of trivializing them into entertainments.

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