French films about Chechnya

List of the best French films about Chechnya according to visitors: House of Fools, Alexandra, The Search, Terror in Moscow, Decision: Liquidation, No comment, The Charge, War, Alive, 12.

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Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military, music
CountryRussia, France
Duration01:59
CharactersLosers, Soldier
PlotLove, War, On real events, Survival, Dancing
PlaceChechnya, Psychiatric hospitals, Hospitals
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Fancy, Black humor

The war film that's not a war film. A film about the mental institution which backdrop is the Chechen war. A story about the patients living in an institution during the war on the border of Chechnia and Russia during the war. The patients have to continue living their day to day life after being invaded twice over, and they have to deal with their sicknesses.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia, France
Duration01:35
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar
PlaceChechnya, Russia, Germany, USA
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Elderly Aleksandra visits her Russian soldier grandson, Denis, at the Chechen war front, providing comfort as she tours his army. All the while, Denis ponders the reason for her unexpected appearance.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, Georgia
Duration02:29
CharactersFriends, Soldier, Orphans
PlotDancing, Friendship, Pursuit
PlaceChechnya, Trains, Russia, Caucasus, Helicopters
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, Serious

A woman who works for a non-governmental organization (NGO) forms a special relationship with a young boy in war-torn Chechnya.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredocumentary
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
CharactersKillers
PlotHostage
PlaceChechnya

In October 2002, 41 Chechen terrorists took more than 700 people hostage in a Moscow theater, demanding an end to Russia's war against their homeland. This gut-wrenching documentary takes you through the endless hours of waiting, a seemingly miraculous rescue operation, and the ultimate tragedy, that could have been avoided had adequate medical personnel been on the scene after the stalemate ended.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:20
CharactersSpy, Terrorists, Special agents
PlotSpecial services
PlaceChechnya, Russia, Caucasus
StyleAction

The ruthless extremist Bazgaev responsible for terrorist attacks which lead to deaths of hundreds of civilians, among them school children, is planning new actions. A group of security officers is to track and destroy him. Based on a true story.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:47
PlaceChechnya

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Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:42
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Friendship
PlaceChechnya
StyleAction, Soulful, Heavy

A young man who was raised in a children's home wants to go to the Chechen war. He believes in his heart that he belongs there and that in those difficult conditions he will make himself visible. After the training, Alexander enters the elite troops of the special forces and leaves for the harsh ordeals that wait for him in the war. He doesn't change his principles and manifests himself as a hero, who won't be a traitor, even if his life depends on it. The concepts of real friendship, love and honor are eternal values. After overcoming all hardships and learning the pain of loss, he finds his love and a home, where they will wait for him, where he comes home to from the war...

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:00
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Hostage
PlaceChechnya, Russia
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, detective, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:38
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotLove, Revenge, Friendship, Ghosts
PlaceChechnya, Russia
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Tense

A veteran of the Chechen War is helped by the ghosts of his two fallen comrades to leave the war behind.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:33
PlotFate
PlaceChechnya, Russia

A loose remake of “12 Angry Men”, “12” is set in contemporary Moscow where 12 very different men must unanimously decide the fate of a young Chechen accused of murdering his step-father, a Russian army officer. Consigned to a makeshift jury room in a school gymnasium, one by one each man takes center stage to confront, connect, and confess while the accused awaits a verdict and revisits his heartbreaking journey through war in flashbacks.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:24
CharactersScouts, Soldier
PlotFight
PlaceChechnya
StyleAction

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Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:40
PlotWar
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StylePopular

Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal Vaskov is stationed with a group of many young women in training.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:55
CharactersTankman
PlotWar, Tanks
PlaceChechnya

This is a story about the battle for a hospital building in Grozny (Chechnya) in January 1995 between Russian Army forces and Chechen rebels supported by Arabian mujahideen and international mercenaries. Although the story is fictional, most of the characters are based on real-life prototypes and events are the compilation of true events during the Grozny Siege in the First Chechen War.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia, Kazakhstan
Duration01:40
PlotHostage
PlacePrison, Chechnya, Russia, Caucasus

Two Russian soldiers, one battle-seasoned and the other barely into his boots and uniform, are taken prisoner by an anxious Islamic father from a remote village hoping to trade them for his captured son.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:29
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotFriendship
StyleMakes me think, For men

On the edge of Dushanbe, in the Republic of Tajikistan, a quiet border checkpoint under Russian control is attacked by Afghans and Tajiks who want it under their control.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine, Finland
Duration02:19
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Death
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior to being sent off to the front lines. After several one-by-one dalliances with the local whore, Snow White, and a cautionary lecture on the history, geography and culture of Afghanistan (which most of the men sleep through), the trainees head off to battle - first to the Bagram air base, then to the Afghani province of Khost to secure supply lines. But nothing can begin to prepare them for the brutal devastation into which they are plunged, or the relentless tide of slaughter that scatters thousands of Soviet victims in its wake.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Palestine
CharactersHunters, Taxi drivers, Neighbors
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Travel
PlaceFrance, Metro, Israel, New York
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Soulful, Touching

Filmmaker Elia Suleiman travels to different cities and finds unexpected parallels to his homeland of Palestine.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration01:52
CharactersDisabled people, Millionaires, Friends, Partners
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Loneliness, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceFrance
StyleInteresting, Popular, Kind, Light, Inspirational

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance
Duration01:51
CharactersWriters, Journalists, Architects
PlotInvestigation, Death
PlaceFrance
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Serious

On the night of 16 July 1942, ten year old Sarah and her parents are being arrested and transported to the Velodrome d'Hiver in Paris where thousands of other jews are being sent to get deported. Sarah however managed to lock her little brother in a closet just before the police entered their apartment. Sixty years later, Julia Jarmond, an American journalist in Paris, gets the assignment to write an article about this raid, a black page in the history of France. She starts digging archives and through Sarah's file discovers a well kept secret about her own in-laws.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration02:08
CharactersFamily
PlotIntrigue, Rivalry
PlaceFrance

The longtime mayor of Marseille is preparing to hand over the reins to his protégé when a sudden and ruthless battle erupts for control of the city.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryFrance
CharactersScammers
PlotRivalry
PlaceFrance
StyleAction, Fascinating

Twenty year old Antoine has made enemies of a gang of young thugs, to whom he owes money. Fed up with his scams and petty crimes, his mother and older brother decide to send Antoine to his father's place in Saint-Etienne. The two men haven't seen each other for several years.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller
CountryFrance
CharactersFamily, Sisters
PlotGhosts
PlaceParis, France
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

After the death of his mother, Elisa (Claire Borotra) is responsible for custody of her sister Audrey (Penelope Leveque), a troubled teen and something he hardly knows. Following the last will of her mother, both go to Mont Saint Michel, where the two grew up, to spread his ashes. The second night of stay, and after a flood, Audrey disappears while the mayor's daughter, which suggests a voluntary escape, but Elisa does not think so, so it will not stop until its trace sister.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:42
PlotLove, Dancing, Gambling, Passion, Birthday
PlaceParis, France, Metro
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

Revolves around the relationship between a gambling addict and a young woman who falls madly in love with him and will stop at nothing to win his heart.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genremelodrama
CountryFrance, Portugal
CharactersMilitary, Architects
PlotObsession, Jealousy
PlaceFrance, Hotels
TimeCold War
StyleRomantic, Action, Atmospheric, Fancy, Gloomy

On the night of New Year's Eve, a small group penetrates into the room of an old hotel in ruins. Carmine, the oldest of the group, poses a challenge to one of the men, Furio: he has 4 months to restore the hotel and inaugurate it with great pomp. Aware of the difficulties but anxious to prove the point, Furio accepts encouraged by his wife Margo who believes that this assignment will allow the couple to rediscover the lost momentum.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryFrance
CharactersTeens, Clowns
PlotRevenge
PlaceSchool, France, Cemetery, Small cities
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Three teenagers skip school in order to explore an abandoned film studio lot where they catch sight of a woman being dragged by a masked man.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:35
CharactersFamily, Scammers
PlaceFrance, USA

A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:28
CharactersFamily, Journalists
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Death, Love triangle
PlaceParis, France, Cemetery
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

Marianne leaves Abel for Paul, his best friend and the father of her unborn child. Eight years later, Paul dies and Marianne returns to Abel. However, things have changed for the both of them and feelings of jealousy surround their new relationship.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
CharactersTerrorists, Writers, Bartenders, Drivers
PlaceFrance
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense

Sam, a freelance journalist, decides to investigate the growing phenomenon of disaffected youth joining extremist groups. He infiltrates a group of four young people who have been tasked with the creation of a jihadist cell and whose mission is to destabilise the city centre of Paris.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryFrance, Belgium, Czech Republic
Duration02:05
CharactersDogs, Horses, Lesbians, Actors, Artists
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Money, Weapon
PlaceSea, Mountains, Paris, France, New York
Time19th century
StyleTense

Nothing in her background destined Loïe Fuller from the American Midwest to become a Belle Epoque icon, even less a dancer at the Paris Opera. Even at the risk of destroying her back and burning her eyes with the stage lights, she will never falter in the quest to perfect her dance. But her encounter with Isadora Duncan, a prodigious young dancer hungry for fame and glory, will precipitate the fall of this icon at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance
CharactersAngels, Family
PlotLove, On real events, Soccer, Adventure, Fight
PlaceVillage, France
StyleCute, Soulful, Fascinating, For men

Seyolo Zantoko is a doctor from Congo who wants to get away from dictatorship and he is hired by the mayor of a small village in the north of France. The locals fear Seyolo and his family as they have never seen African people before, and Seyolo and his family struggle to adapt to this new life. But Seyolo is determined to succeed and to win the trust of the villagers.





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