The Saratov Approach

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
based on 4 votes and 1 reviews
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THE SARATOV APPROACH is the extraordinary, untold story of Elders Travis Tuttle and Andrew Propst and their week-long abduction in Saratov, Russia. On what seemed like any other day during their two-year LDS missions, Elders Travis Tuttle and Andrew Propst are approached by Nikolai to meet a friend.

But then the missionaries experience the unimaginable -- kidnapped, beaten, and held for ransom for nearly a week -- on the other side of the world in Saratov, Russia. While their family, friends and the world pray for their safe return, Tuttle and Propst are tested physically, emotionally and most of all -- spiritually.

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  • 5 stars "This film tells a true story and tells it very well. There is great intensity, but also there is a good deal of levity to balance it out. The actors were completely engaging in their roles. The characters cycle through nearly every emotion you can think of, and I was with them every step of the way. It's an independent film, but it packed a greater wallop than its budget would suggest. The hand-held style of cinematography added intimacy and intensity to the scenes, and only distracted in the occasional outdoor scene. We went with a large group and everyone had good things to say. Consider bringing some tissue -- especially if you are a parent -- as heartstrings will be tugged."
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