Leaving Afghanistan


At long last, it seems the war in Afghanistan is over: the Soviet Union has decided to withdraw its forces. However, the mujahedin have kidnapped General Vasiliev's son. Looks like the 108th motorised infantry division will have to wait a little longer before they can finally head back home. The unit rides out to Salaang Pass on a search and rescue mission. 

Based on real-life events and featuring highly evocative production design, Pavel Lungin's film depicts the individual soldiers as memorable characters moving in a shifting terrain of honesty, trust, deception and betrayal. At times they manage to stay in touch with their emotions – other times severity and barbarism have the final say.

The film had been selected in the section Biscop for this year's festival edition in May. Now, we are happy to present the film on the silver screen as part of our monthly film series in Wiesbaden.

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Russia 2019, 110 min, DCP, color, rus OV with English subtitles, FSK: n/a

Director: Pavel Lungin
Script: Pavel Lungin, Alexsander Lungin
Camera: Igor Grinyakin
Editor: Andrey Petrov
Music: Kuzma Bodrov, Dmitriy Selipanov
Sound: Pavel Stasenko, Konstantin Stetkevich
Cast: Kirill Pirogov, Yan Tsapnik, Vitaly Kischenko, Fedor Lavrov
Picture: DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

Tuesday, 20.10.2020 8:00 pm Caligari FilmBühne, Wiesbaden, OV with English subtitles (Tickets)