Leaving Afghanistan

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Leaving Afghanistan (Bratstvo)

Directed by Pavel Lungin

  • Russia 2019; 110 min
  • Original version: Russian
  • Genre: Drama, Action
    • Best Screenplay - Shanghai IFF

Synopsis

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.

Production

  • PAVEL LUNGIN STUDIOS

     

  • GERMES FILM

     

International Sales

  • LOCO FILMS

    Juliette Antoine