• No Man's Land (2001)

No Man's Land

Release Date: December 21st, 2001

DVD Release Date: April 9th, 2002

R |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Ciki (Branko Djuric) and Nino (Rene Bitorajac), a Bosnian and a Serb, are soldiers stranded in No Man's Land -- a trench between enemy lines during the Bosnian war. They have no one to trust, no way to escape without getting shot, and a fellow soldier is lying on the trench floor with a spring-loaded bomb set to explode beneath him if he moves. The absurdity of their situation would be comical if it didn't have such dire consequences.

Cast: Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Sovagovic, Georges Siatidis, Katrin Cartlidge, Simon Callow, Serge-Henri Valcke

Director: Danis Tanovic

Genres: Comedy , War

Production Co: Fabrica

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Gritty , Sacrifice , Suspenseful , Dark , 1930s , Rivalry , Transformation , Soldier ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Like this diabolically designed weapon of war, Tanovic's film is coil-sprung to explode on the unsuspecting. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A deeply serious and seriously hilarious fable of the lunacy of war.

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    In the remarkable, ferociously intelligent new film No Man's Land, Bosnian writer-director Danis Tanovic gives us a movie portrait of the Bosnian War, a conflict that has devastated his country, friends and neighbors -- and found in it both shocking humor and searing, relentless tragedy. show more

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Winner Best Foreign Language Film
Winner Foreign Language Film