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L'Étoile du soldat

L'Étoile du soldat

A Feature film by Christophe de Ponfilly

Produced by Albert Films

Release in France : 22/11/2006


    September 11, 2001. High in the Afghan mountains, Vergos, a French journalist, learns of the Al Queda terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. He recalls…
    1984. Nicolai, a young Soviet musician, arrives in Afghanistan like thousands of other Soviet draftees to fight a war that his not his own. In a constant state of fear, he finds himself plunged into a world of violence and death.
    One day, while carrying out a mission, he is captured by Commandant Massud’s mujahideen, who take him deep into the mountains where Afghan resistance fighters are holed up. Vergos, who has entered Afghanistan illegally, is among them. While some would like to kill him, others feel for compassion for Nikolai. Little by little, bonds of friendship and affection develop between the Russian soldier, French journalist and mujahideen.

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    Executive Producer :

    Albert Films

    Foreign production company :

    Afghan Film

    French distribution :

    Les Films du Losange

    Co-productions :

    France 2 Cinéma, NEF - Nouvelles Éditions de Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Les Films du Losange

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    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producer :

    Frédéric Laffont

    Voice :

    Philippe Caubère

    Sound Recordist :

    Alain Curvelier

    Press Attaché (film) :

    André-Paul Ricci

    Sound Editor :

    Manuel Laval

    Production Designer :

    François Chauvaud

    Sound Mixer :

    Matthias Schwab

    Screenwriter :

    Christophe de Ponfilly

    Director of Photography :

    Laurent Fleutot

    Production Manager :

    Philippe Gautier

    Editor :

    Anja Lüdcke

    Continuity supervisor :

    Mathilde Mélèse

    Music Composer :

    Jean-Baptiste Loussier

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    Feature film

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    France, Germany

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    Majority French (France, Germany)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

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    Dolby SRD