Press Junket for Prisoner of the Mountains/Caucasus (1996)


Two Russian soldiers, one battle-seasoned and the other barely into his boots and uniform, are taken prisoner by an anxious Islamic father from a remote village hoping to trade them for his captured son. (IMDB)

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Sergey Bodrov

Cast and Crew

Partial Cast and Crew (IMDB)

Writing Credits
Arif Aliyev
Sergey Bodrov

Boris Giller
Leo Tolstoy

Cast  (partial)
Oleg Menshikov
– Sacha Kostylin
Sergey Bodrov Jr. – Ivan (Vanya) Shilin
Jemal Sikharulidze – Abdul-Murat
Susanna Mekhraliyeva – Dina
Aleksandr Bureyev – Hasan
Valentina Fedotova – Zhilin’s Mother
Aleksei Zharkov – Maslov, the Russian Commander

Produced by
Sergey Bodrov – producer
Carolyn Cavallero – producer
Boris Giller – producer
Eduard Krapivsky – producer

Music by
Leonid Desyatnikov

Cinematography by
Pavel Lebeshev

Film Editing by
Alan Baril
Olga Grinshpun
Vera Kruglova





Roger Ebert,, February 7, 1997

Janet Maslin, New York Times, January 31, 1997

Margaret McGurk, The Cincinatti Enquirer

Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, February 7, 1997

Awards, Nominations, Festivals

Academy Awards - nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, 1997

European Film Awards - Outstanding Single Achievement,Sergey Bodrov (writer), Arif Aliyev (writer), Boris Giller (writer), 1996

Golden Globes - nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, 1996

Karlovi Vary International Film Festival - Sergey Bodrov won Crystal Globe and Award of Ecumenical Jury, 1996

Nika Awards - Best Film, Best Director (Sergey Bodrov), Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Sergey Bodrov, Jr,, Oleg Menshikov), Best Cinematographer (Oleg Lebeshev), Best Sound Editing (Yekaterina Popova), 1997

San Diego International Film Festival - Best Film, 1997

Satellite Awards - nominated for Golden Satellite Award, Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language

Sochi Open Russian Film Festival - Grand Prize winner (Sergey Bodrov), 1996