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R| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
Michael Henderson (Stephen Dillane) is a reporter covering the war in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He develops a competitive friendship with Flynn (Woody Harrelson), an arrogant TV reporter, as they cover the chaos and suffering occurring around them. When Henderson reports on a dilapidated orphanage, he becomes affected by the plight of its occupants. With the help of an American aid worker named Nina (Marisa Tomei), Henderson tries to find a way to smuggle the children out of the country.

Cast: Stephen Dillane , Woody Harrelson , Marisa Tomei , Emira Nusevic , Kerry Fox , Goran Visnjic , James Nesbitt , Emily Lloyd

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Genres: Drama

Welcome To Sarajevo (1997)

Release Date: November 26th, 1997|1 hr. 41 min.

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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    The result is startling and repellent -- a challenge to filmgoers accustomed to fake gunfire, fake wounds and cosmeticized death. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Shot in semidocumentary fashion, it builds to a more visceral climax than one initially expects. [26Nov1997 Pg.09.D] show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Winterbottom uses effective imagery to establish the horror and absurdity of war. [26Nov1997 Pg.39] show more

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