Soviet unit in Afghanistan is given a simple task of taking over one of many hills down the vital road, but soon they discover that the reality of the Soviet-Afghan War makes every task much harder than can be expected.
Historical drama presenting period in Russian history known as "Troubles" or "Sad Times" during which several different petenders tried to take over the throne of tsar.
Soviet recon platoon pushes towards one of the ruined building near Stalingrad main square to setup observation point. When they reach the destination it turns out building is full of civilians.
War films are not always showing the war per se - often the main theme is the influence of the conflict on lives of people involved, but also their families and friends. War is seldom a local thing - the trauma, the pain, the death they put their mark on people from around the world.