No Man's LandSeptember 19, 2001
Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.
Release Year: 2001
Rating: 8.0/10 (24,015 voted)
Critic's Score: 84/100
Stars: Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Sovagovic
After various skirmishes, two wounded soldiers, one Bosnian and one Serb, confront each other in a trench in the no man's land between their lines. They wait for dark, trading insults and even finding some common ground; sometimes one has the gun, sometimes the other, sometimes both. Things get complicated when another wounded Bosnian comes to, but can't move because a bouncing mine is beneath him. The two men cooperate to wave white flags, their lines call the UN (whose high command tries not to help), an English reporter shows up, a French sergeant shows courage, and the three men in no man's land may or may not find a way to all get along.
Old Serbian soldier
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Release Date: 19 September 2001
Filming Locations: Slovenia
Box Office Details
Budget: FRF 14,000,000
Opening Weekend: $22,645
(9 December 2001)
(27 May 2002)
After Ciki shoots Nino and the old soldier, he loads the other of the together taped magazines in the rifle and makes a loading movement, thus cycling the first round in the chamber. A bit later, in the "who started the war scene" in the bunker, Ciki shouts "who started the war?" and makes another loading movement, which would cause the first round to be ejected (unspent) from the rifle. Yet no round is ejected.
Neutrality does not exist in the face of murder. Doing nothing to stop it is, in fact, choosing. It is not being neutral.
not a light-hearted chick-flick, but beautiful in every single respect
i hate it when reviews go over the plot in detail. some scenes are
there just for the reason of creating ambiance, mood. they might build
up a story for the next move by a certain character, etc.
This is why i despise the only review above.
The movie is not a romantic picture you'd take your date out on Feb 14.
Well, neither Feb 15, 16, and so on.
On the other hand, it is not "overdone" as Saving Private Ryan. As
usual in life, it's got some humor, some drama, some mediocrity, some
insanity. I'm not much of a critic, just a normal person, but i totally
believed and "lived the movie" with the actors. They played
beautifully. All of them. All three were outstanding by my standards (
again, which might be low for a critic )
What i can comment on with more understanding is camera work. 10 out of
10. Nothing extra to distract you from the main line. Even drama is in
small doses, not to lose you in your own feelings.
It is not entertainment. It is more of an art. Watch it. Alone. And
reflect on it.