Leaving Afghanistan

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Release Date: September 4, 2020

1h 53m | Drama, War


In 1988, the Red Army prepares to leave Afghanistan, when after nine years of intense fighting, their mission is suddenly interrupted by the risk of the collapse of the Soviet Union. The soldiers of the 108th Motorized Infantry Division are then charged with a final mission: to find the son of General Vassiliev, a pilot who ejected from his plane before it crashed, and who has been since held hostage by the Mujahedin warriors. But the mission is complicated by the fact that the aircraft crashed in a particularly dense and difficult to access region, which is controlled by Hochem, a legendary rebel leader, who’s unwilling to collaborate with the Soviets.

Director: Pavel Lungin
Studio: K-Films Amérique
Producer(s): Evgeniy Panfilov, Pavel Lungin
Cast: Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Roman Kolotukhin, Mikhail Kremer, Kirill Pirogov, Yan Tsapnik
Writer(s): Pavel Lungin, Aleksandr Lungin

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