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No Man's Land

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No Man's Land

No Man's Land

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
98 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/07/01
Wide Release Date:
12/21/01
performer:
Rene Bitorajac, Branko Djuric, Simon Callow, Katrin Cartlidge, Filip Sovagovic
director:
Danis Tanovic
distributor:
United Artists (MGM)
author:
61924
genre:
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it an A

No Man’s Land, director Danis Tanovi´’s wise, humane, surprisingly funny movie — and recent winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film — eloquently shows that war is as absurd as it is horrifying. Trapped in a trench between opposing front lines, Bosnian soldier Ciki (Djuri´) must get along with Serbian enemy Nino (Bitorajac) in order to save his friend Cera (Filip Sovagovi´). Zeroing in on this unlucky trio, Tanovi´ — who also wrote the sharp screenplay and low-key music — gets at the heart of a conflict that even well-meaning U.N. peacekeepers and meddling TV reporters can’t stop.

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