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War (2002)

Voyna (original title)
During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.

Director:

Aleksey Balabanov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Chadov ... Ivan
Ian Kelly Ian Kelly ... John
Ingeborga Dapkunaite ... Margaret
Sergey Bodrov ... Captain Medvedev
Evklid Kyurdzidis ... Ruslan
Giorgi Gurgulia Giorgi Gurgulia ... Aslan
Vladimir Gostyukhin ... Ivan's Father
Ben Foster Ben Foster
Yuriy Stepanov Yuriy Stepanov ... Aleksandr Matrosov
David McAlister
Andrei Kormunin Andrei Kormunin
Steve Jamieson Steve Jamieson ... (as Steve Jameson)
Lev Erenburg Lev Erenburg
Peter Wickham Peter Wickham
Stanislav Stotsky Stanislav Stotsky ... (as Stas Stotsky)
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Storyline

During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.

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Taglines:

this is no "Brat-3", this is War

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site [Russia]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | English | Chechen

Release Date:

14 March 2002 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

War See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,887
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CTB Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The actors who played the two main Chechen characters are not Chechens: Giorgi Gurgulia (Aslan) is Georgian and Evklid Kyurdzidis (Ruslan) is Greek. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ivan: So, I'm Yermakov, Ivan and he's John, so we're, like, namesakes. So, I met him in the summer of 2001. It was the second month that I'd been in the village of Verkhniy Iskhoy at Aslan Gugayev's place. Back then none of us knew him. Just... His detachment is small. There were three of us there at the time: me, Fedka and a Jew, a commercial one. From Vladikavkaz, I think... Uh-huh. Called Semyon. Yeah, me and Fedka were sawing up wood when they brought them in on a truck. There were ...
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Connections

Referenced in Vdud (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

FELLINI
Written by Aleksandr Vasilev (as A.Vasilev)
Performed by Bi-2, Splin
© (P) 2001 Sony Music Entertainment (RUS)
Played in the scenes outside the British embassy and outside the Vladikavkaz railway station
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russians saves the action movies
14 March 2003 | by chicanaSee all my reviews

the really tricky thing and a very good question is why aleksei balabanov don't shoot movies in hollywood?i think that would be great thing both for this director and for hollywood.vojna is film of that kind that was filmed in america in the golden days of hollywood-late 60 till the end of 70 maybe early 80.but the thing is that film come from russia-does russians knows better what is a good action-war movie than anyone in america?YES i say, and i also say to give that man everything he needs to just keep shooting movies.by my humble opinion that was the best movie shown during fest-main belgrade film festival, recently ended.


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