Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazskiy Plennik) Reviews
Cool nature, interesting cultures and an OK war film setting. Actually it's all right on most features. You won't get bored and there seem to be a message here. Good anti-war flick in a quite creative way. Not much wrong with this film, but nothing extraordinary either
7 out of 10 wooden birds.
Sergey Bodrov's Prisoner of the Mountains is the story about two Russian soldiers, Sasha and Vanya who's been captured by a Chechen militia, and is kept in a Chechen village as prisoners as ransom for one of the leaders son who's captured by the Russians. While the two Russians tries to find a way to escape, they also seems to find a nice tone with the villagers, and it also seems like the leaders daughter have grown found of Vanya, something that might cause great consequences.
Prisoner of the Mountain is a great film about a bloodthirsty conflict, where reconciliation seems impossible, and where a small drop of empathy can get big consequences. A battle where no sign of weakness is allowed. And not to give away the ending, it is truly one of the most ironic endings ever. But what is also great about this film is also the insight of the Chechen culture, and they are portrayed as human being and theirs motives are none of other than freedom. It is indeed a powerful which shows us the everyday live of every Chechen and their struggle with the Russian repression. Thumbs up.
Enjoyable to watch, several laughs and warmth.