• Screenplay: Vladimir Makanin with the participation of Timofey Dekin
  • Directed by: Alexey Uchitel
  • Cast: Vyacheslav Krikunov, Peter Logachev, Irakly Mskhalaia, Julia Peresild, Andrey Feskov, Sergey Umanov, Tagir Rakhimov, Dagun Omaev, Raisa Gichaeva
  • Country: Russia
  • Year: 2008
  • Genre: drama, war
  • Runtime: 80 min.
  • Language: Russian


Based on Vladimir Makanin’s The Prisoner from the Caucasus CAPTIVE focuses on the folly of war in an intimate, startling way. In modern times, the Russian soldiers are trapped in the vast Chechen landscape, stifling in the heat, lost in hostile, alien surrounds. The handsome, laconic commander Rubakhin and the playful sniper Vovka need a guide to lead their convoy to safety. They seize a local, beautiful boy, who becomes their passport to safety, but must pay a terrible price. And his captors will not escape from the incident unscathed either...