Watch Afghan Breakdown
- 2 hr 20 min
This story of Soviet soldiers fighting in Afghanistan in the 1980s sees the arrival at their base of Lieutenant Steklov, a young soldier hoping to gain respect and medals through his fighting abilities. The base commander, Bandura, has reached the end of his tour and is about to return to Russia when news of the withdrawal of Soviet troops comes through. The changing World of the Soviet Union is a problem for many soldiers who do not know who they are fighting for as local warlords look for arms and prestige from the retreating Soviet forces.