"Prisoner of the Mountains"
Directed by Sergei Bodrov
Here is a film that gives us every reason
to watch a film with subtitles. When would most of us have a chance
to walk through the narrow winding streets of a remote village in the
Caucasus Mountains, or to look over the fruit peddler's stand from within
the ancient walls of a Kazakstan city? Based on a short story
by Leo Tolstoy and filmed within 20 miles of the actual fighting, this
tale about two Russian prisoners of war could have been set in Tolstoy's
day (150 years ago), but had no problem conforming to the contemporary
setting, proving that nothing has really changed. 99 minutes.