Peshavar Waltz

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Peshawar Waltz
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Directed by Timur Bekmambetov
Gennadi Kayumov
Produced by Iskona Film
Written by Timur Bekmambetov
Gennadi Kayumov
Starring Barry Kushner
Viktor Verzhbitsky
Aleksey Shemes
Music by Alexander Voitinskyi
Cinematography Fyodor Aranyshev
Sergei Trofimov
Release date
1994 (Russia)
Running time
86 minutes
Country Russia
Language Russian

Peshawar Waltz (Russian: Пешаварский вальс, Peshavarskiy val's) is a 1994 Russian action film directed and written by Timur Bekmambetov. The film is a dramatic depiction of war in Afghanistan based on the actual events of the Badaber uprising of prisoners of war 24 km south of Peshawar, Pakistan. An English dub of the film titled Escape from Afghanistan was released on home video in 2002.

Plot summary[edit]

An American reporter and doctor (British and French in the original version) comes to a military base in Pakistan to document the P.O.W. conditions. While being there, the Soviet prisoners rise up and take over the base.


At the 29th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the film was nominated for the Crystal Globe and Timur Bekmambetov won the Best Director Award.[1]


  1. ^ "29th festival". Retrieved 23 March 2018. 

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