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.
June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or ... See full summary »
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.
Premise: a girl from traveling circus adopts and grows up a bear. This bear starts to transform to a human and back. Girl falls in love with him.
Impression: bad plot, cardboard characters, unbelievable relationships, artificial turns - nearly everything witnesses against this film. But to make justice, one should mention excellent music and very good photography - thanks to composer and to cameraman, I guess.
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