Magazine article Variety

Loco Films Joins 'Afghanistan'

Magazine article Variety

Loco Films Joins 'Afghanistan'

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LAURENT danielou's Loco Films is partnering with veteran Russian filmmaker Pavel Lungin on "Leaving Afghanistan," a film about the Soviet-Afghan war, which is set to be one of the biggest-budgeted Russian productions this year.

Budgeted at $15 million, the film wrapped shooting in October in Berlin. Due to the unstable situation in Afghanistan, the film shot mostly in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and in the territory of Dagestan. It will get a wide release in Russia on 1,000 screens in November.

Based on true events, the movie is set in 1989, when Soviet troops started to withdraw from Afghanistan. The film follows the story of a Soviet General Vasiliev's son, a pilot named Alexander, who is kidnapped by the local 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. …

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