A Captive in the Land

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A Captive in the Land
Directed by John Berry
Produced by John Berry
Malcolm Stuart
Screenplay by John Berry
Lee Gold
Based on A Captive in the Land 
by James Aldridge
Starring Sam Waterston
Aleksandr Potapov
Keir Giles
Music by Bill Conti
Cinematography Pierre-William Glenn
Oleg Sologub
Edited by Hubert C. de la Bouillerie
Georges Klotz
Rached M'Dini
Distributed by Gloria Film
Release dates
Running time
96 minutes
Country Soviet Union
United States
Language English

A Captive in the Land is a 1991 Soviet–American survival drama film directed by John Berry and written by Berry and Lee Gold. The film is based on the novel of the same name by James Aldridge and stars Sam Waterston, Aleksandr Potapov and Keir Giles. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


  • Sam Waterston as Rupert Royce
  • Aleksandr Potapov as Averyanov
  • Keir Giles as Squadron Leader Cook
  • Tony Hall a RAF Plane Crew
  • Victor Ignatyev as Chukchee
  • Aleksei Ivashchenko as RAF Plane Crew
  • Albert Kondratyev as Chukchee
  • Sofron Yefimov as Chukchee
  • A. Lielise as RAF Plane Crew
  • Lyutsiya Dzhangaliyeva as Chukchee
  • V. Muratov as RAF Plane Loadmaster
  • L. Tregub as RAF Plane Crew


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: A Captive in the Land". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 

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