The Soldier's Star
The Soldier's Star

The Soldier's Star

A film by Christophe de Ponfilly

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…

With Sacha Bourdo, Patrick Chauvel, Mohammad Amin, Ahmad Shah Alefsourat, Gol Goutey, Igor Naryshkin

Une partition inoubliable, un film profondément politique.”

— Libération

Une rencontre entre les hommes, par delà le conflit des nations. Impressionnant.”

— Télérama

Une justesse, une sincérité, une beauté bouleversantes.”

— Le Figaro

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— director
Christophe de Ponfilly
— cast
Sacha Bourdo, Patrick Chauvel, Mohammad Amin, Ahmad Shah Alefsourat, Gol Goutey, Igor Naryshkin
— producers
Albert Films, Voltaire Productions
— duration
1h45
— production year
2006
— release date france
November 22, 2006
— nationality
France, Germany, Afghanistan
— screenplay
Christophe de Ponfilly
— french distributor
Les Films du Losange
— international sales
Les Films du Losange
— coproducers
NEF, Afghan Film, France 2 Cinéma
— format
1.66
— length
2 908 m
— sound format
Dolby SRD
— cinematographer
Laurent Fleutot
— sound
Alain Curvelier
— editing
Anja Lüdcke
— music
Jean-Baptiste Loussier
— production designer
François Chauvaud
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