A rare Russian war film about the last years of the 1979-89 Afghan war, following a group of young volunteer soldiers through basic training and deployment to the frontline. Their mission is to protect the Soviet supply lines in the mountains.
Nugget: an accomplished, if at times juvenile film, offering an intriguing foil to Hollywood's Vietnam epics, the equivalent American proxy conquest of the Cold War era.
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[Update: Friday 17 June 2011: looks like FilmExposed is no more, so that link is broken.]