Pavel Lungin’s upcoming war/action drama BATTLE FOR AFGHANISTAN. Based on true events, the film follows the 108th Motor Rifle Division’s rescue mission to bring back the General’s kidnapped son.
Theatrical & VOD Release: August 13, 2021
Directed by: Pavel Lungin
Written by: Aleksandr Lungin, Pavel Lungin
Starring: Kirill Pirogov, Fyodor Lavrov, Oleg Vasikov, Anton Momot, Yan Tsapnik
Produced by: Maxim Zolotov, Pavel Lungin, Evgeniy Panfilov
1989. The end of the Soviet-Afghan war. The USSR begins to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
Soviet General Vasilyev’s son – a pilot named Alexander – is kidnapped by the Mujahideen after his airplane crashes. As a result, the 108th Motor Rifle Division’s long awaited return home is put on hold for one last mission: bring the General’s son back.
Based on true events, the previously untold story of this tragic withdrawal reveals the complexity of human nature during wartime.