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Synopsis

Alexsandr Sokurov’s stunning film depicts the life of a group of Russian soldiers in war-torn Chechnya. Seen from the perspective of an old woman, it explores family relationships in a masculine world full of violence, fear and death. Alexandra (Galina Vishnevskaya) travels to Chechnya to find her grandson (Vasily Shevtsov) whom she has not seen for seven years. Able, because of her age, to move apparently freely between the military and the civilian population, Alexandra discovers the everyday aspirations and motivations of characters on both sides of the conflict.

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Alexander Sokurov

Details

DVD catalogue number: ART388DVD

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GENRE: Drama, War

CERTIFICATE: PG

DIRECTOR: Alexander Sokurov

DURATION: 95 Mins

LANGUAGES: Chechen, Russian

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