THE SOLDIER'S STAR

L'ETOILE DU SOLDAT

By Christophe DE PONFILLY

LES FILMS DU LOSANGE - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2006


    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Christophe DE PONFILLY
    • Writer(s)
    • Christophe DE PONFILLY
    • Producer(s)
    • Albert Films , Violtaire Productions
    • Synopsis
    • SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. High up in the mountains of Afghanistan, Vergos, a French reporter, learns of Al Qaeda’s terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. He remembers… 1984. Nikolai, a young Soviet musician, is drafted along with thousands of others to fight in the war in Afghanistan. Sick to his stomach with fear, he's suddenly engulfed in a world of violence and death. While on a combat mission, Nikolai is captured by Commander Massoud's Mujahideens and taken deep into the mountains where Afghan rebels and Vergos - who has managed to sneak into the country - are in hiding. Although some Mujahideens want Nikolai dead, others feel compassion for him. Against all odds, the Soviet soldier, the French reporter and the Mujahideens gradually form a friendship… Meanwhile Western countries have kept funding the most extreme Afghan rebels, out of ignorance and indifference, and have therefore fostered radical Islamic groups and brought about the dire consequences we all know about…
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