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Russia, 2019, 113 mn 

Leaving Afghanistan

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 Leaving Afghanistan


Other titles : Quitter l'Afghanistan
Directed by : Pavel LUNGIN (Павел ЛУНГИН)
Writing credits : Aleksandr LUNGIN (Александр ЛУНГИН), Pavel LUNGIN (Павел ЛУНГИН)
Kirill PIROGOV (Кирилл ПИРОГОВ) ...Dmitrich
Yan TSAPNIK (Ян ЦАПНИК ) ...Abdusalamov
Vitali KISHCHENKO (Виталий КИЩЕНКО) ...General Vasilyev
Fyodor LAVROV (Федор ЛАВРОВ)
Mikhail KREMER (Михаил КРЕМЕР)
Anton MOMOT (Антон МОМОТ)
Cinematography : Igor GRINYAKIN (Игорь ГРИНЯКИН)
Production design : Sergey FEVRALYOV (Сергей ФЕВРАЛЕВ)
Music : Kuzma BODROV (Кузьма БОДРОВ), Dmitry SELIPANOV (Дмитрий СЕЛИПАНОВ)
Editing : andrey_5 PETROV (Андрей_5 Петров)
Produced by : Pavel LUNGIN (Павел ЛУНГИН), Yevgeni PANFILOV (Евгений ПАНФИЛОВ)
Production : Pavel Lungin Studio
Release date in Russia : 10/05/2019
Sites : Page sur Allociné, page sur IMDb
VOD or DVD release in France : 2019-11-07, Site

DVD with subtitles
Editeur : ESC Editions et Distribution. 2019. Titre : Leaving Afghanistan.
Bonus : Journal d’une guerre sans fin : entretien exclusif avec Pavel Lounguine (14 mn 32)

Plot synopsis
1988-1989. The end of the Soviet-Afghan war. The USSR begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan. Soviet General Vasiliev's son - a pilot named Alexander gets kidnapped by the mujahideen after his airplane crashes. As a result the 108th motorized infantry division's long awaited return home gets put on hold for one last mission: bring the General's son back. Based on true events the previously untold story of the courageous and tragic withdrawal campaign (through the Salang pass) reveals the danger the horror and the complexity of human nature during wartime.

Commentaries and bibliography
Leaving Afghanistan de Pavel Lounguine. Critique Blue-ray, Review,, 2020
Quitter l’Afghanistan : le début de la fin de l’URSS, Pavel LUNGIN, André DUCHESNE, Interview,, 2020
Leaving Afghanistan : description lucide d’une évacuation militaire (en Blu-ray, DVD et VOD), Jihelbey, Review,, 2019
«Fraternité»: un film polémique sur la dernière des guerres soviétiques, Daniel VALLOT, Video-conference, RFI, 2019
Режиссер фильма Братство Павел Лунгин: 'Хотелось что-то противопоставить военной пропаганде', Pavel LUNGIN, Алексей Ильин, Interview, BBC, 2019
Le dernier Pavel Lounguine choque les anciens combattants russes, Marina LAPENKOVA, Article, Agence France Presse, 2019

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival Univerciné Russe délocalisé à Pornic, Pornic (France), 2020
- VOD or DVD release in France of the film:, Different cities (France), 2020
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2020
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2019
- Semaine du nouveau cinéma russe au cinéma-aventure, Brussels (Belgium), 2019
- Shangai International Film Festival, Shangai (China), 2019
- Novy Rusky Film, Prague (Czech Republic), 2019
- Cairo International Film Festival, Cairo (Egypt), 2019
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2019
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2019
- Warsaw Film Festival, Warsaw (Poland), 2019
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2019
- GIFF. Geneva International Film Festival, Geneva (Switzerland), 2019
- Russian Film Week in London, London (United Kingdom), 2019

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