GenreWar Music directorAlexandr Voytinskiy CountryRussia
Gennadi Kayumov Release date1994 (Russia) WriterTimur Bekmambetov, Gennadi Kayumov DirectorsTimur Bekmambetov, Gennadi Kayumov CastViktor Verzhbitsky (Dubois), Gennadi Kayumov, Barry Kushner (Charlie Palmer), Aleksey Shemes, Sergey Plotnikov Similar moviesMovies about the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Movies about Afghanistan, Action movies
Peshawar Waltz (Russian: Пешаварский вальс, Peshavarskiy val's), also known as Escape from Afghanistan is a 1994 Russian action film directed and written by Timur Bekmambetov. The film is a compelling depiction of war in Afghanistan, based on actual events: the uprising of Soviet captives taken place in Badaber, 24 km from the Peshawar, Pakistan. A later version of the film, Escape from Afghanistan, was released by Corman with an English language soundtrack as a direct-to-video production in 2002.
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.