Cannes winning director Pavel Lungin (Taxi Blues, Tsar) brings a breathtaking
action feature set during the last months of the Soviet-Afghan War.
1989. The end of the Soviet-Afghan war. The USSR begins to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
Soviet General Vasiliev’s son – a pilot named Alexander - is kidnapped by the Mujahideen after his airplane crashes. As a result, the 108th Motor Rifle Division’s long awaited return home is put on hold for one last mission: bring the General’s son back.
Based on true events, the previously untold story of this tragic withdrawal reveals the complexity of human nature during wartime.
Release: Spring 2019
Directed by Pavel Lungin
Director of photography:
Igor Griniakin (Viking, Admiral, Three Seconds)
Sergei Fevralyiov (Anna Karenina, Road to Berlin)