Movie Review: Prisoner of the Mountains (1996), Bodrov (Movie Review Sample)
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MOVIE REVIEW: PRISONER OF THE MOUNTAINS
The main characters in the film are Sacha and Vania who are soldiers in the Russian army. The two are taken hostage by a rebel group inside the Caucasus Mountains. Deep inside the crags of the Caucusus mountain range, Muslim rebels loomed large. Although Abdoul-Mourat is the village rebel leader, he is subject to a higher authority within the rebel group. Abdoul-Mourat sets out on a mission to free his school teacher's son who had been taken hostage by the Russian Army. In a well calculated ambush, he attacks a Russian caravan taking Sacha and Vania hostage. Both Sergeant Sacha and Private Vania suffer minor injuries during the altercation. Abdoul-Mourat compels his two hostages to write to their mothers expressing their desire to trade. His expectation is that one of his hostages' mother would show up to convince the Russian's of the authenticity of the trade. Nonetheless, Kazakhs are terrible and merciless people who cannot spare the life of any Russian soldier. Even though Abdoul-Mourat's plan appears logical, he is oblivious of the impending trouble. Sacha's cynicism and comic character provides hope in this
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