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Aleksei Zharkov in Prisoner of the Mountains

Prisoner of the Mountains

1996 R

When an oddball pair of Russian soldiers are captured and taken prisoner by a Chechen father who hopes to barter the soldiers for the release of his captive son, the two hostages begin to develop an unexpected -- and humorous -- bond of friendship. This film, which is directed and co-written by Sergei Bodrov, was inspired by the Leo Tolstoy novella &NFi;A Prisoner of the Caucasus&NFi_;. Oleg Menchikov stars as Sacha and Sergei Bodrov Jr. as Vanya.