Кавказский пленник = Prisoner of the mountains

Kavkazskiĭ plennik = Prisoner of the mountains

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  • A pair of Russian soldiers are captured and taken prisoner by a Chechen father hoping to barter them for the release of his captured son. A bond of understanding develops between the soldiers and their captors, but it is broken when plans for their release go awry, and a chain of violence and retaliation is preciptitated.


  • Based on the novella Prisoner of the Caucasus by Leo Tolstoy.
  • Videocassette release of the 1996 motion picture.
  • VHS; Hi-fi stereo.
  • In Russian with English subtitles.
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.