New York Times - 01/31/1997
"The setting is exotic and beautiful....Directed by Mr. Bodrov with both an oddly tranquil spirit and the awareness of a tightening noose..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/07/1997
"...Poignant....It's the beautifully captured images of the region's still, unchanging beauty that will stay with you longest from this haunting film..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/07/2001
"...Simple, powerful, convincing....A spare, poetic tale of the traps of conflict and fate..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 02/07/1997
"...A thoughtful and moving film about war....The movie has an acute sense of place and the passage of time..."
When an oddball pair of Russian soldiers are captured and taken prisoner by a Chechen father hoping to barter them for the release of his captive son, the two disparate hostages begin to develop an unexpected--and frequently humorous--bond of friendship. Inspired by the Leo Tolstoy novella "A Prisoner of the Caucasus." Academy Award Nomination: Best Foreign Language Film.
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