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Release Date: April 25, 2003Running Time: 104 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $57,722.00
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Romantic Comedy

Julia Vissotskaya
Sultan Islamov
Bryan Adams
Stanislav Varkki

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Based on a true story set during the Chechen war in 1996, the patients in an isolated psychiatric hospital in Caucasus, on the Russian/Chechnya border, are oblivious to the coming political events, sheltered in their own isolated world. As Russian troops near, the medical staff mysteriously vanishes--abandoning their unbalanced charges who must now fend for themselves. A group of Chechen soldiers settles in with the psychologically challenged patients--an ethnically mixed group of Jews, Muslims, Russians, Chechens, who serve as a microcosm of their world outside. Janna, a beautiful young Chechen patient, finds her only peace in her accordion, and in her dreams of being rescued by her imagina... Full Summary >>