Cannes winning director Pavel Lungin (Taxi Blues, Tsar) brings a breathtaking 

action feature set during the last months of the Soviet-Afghan War. 

LEAVING AFGHANISTAN 

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.


War/Epic/Action

Russia 

Release: Spring 2019

Budget $15M 

Directed by Pavel Lungin

Cast: 

Kirill Pirogov

Yan Tsapnik

Vitaly Kischenko

Fedor Lavrov

Director of photography: 

Igor Griniakin (Viking, Admiral, Three Seconds)

Set designer:

Sergei Fevralyiov (Anna Karenina, Road to Berlin)

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