• Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)

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Release Date: November 26th, 1997

DVD Release Date: February 3rd, 2004

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

Production Co: Miramax

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  • And, while there's nothing revolutionary or extraordinary about the dramatic narrative, the subtext gives Winterbottom's movie its force. show more

  • Bleak, darkly humorous and surprisingly unsentimental, Michael Winterbottom's film has the desperate air of a cri de coeur, and unlike many fiction films about war, its use of real-life footage seems in no way inappropriate or exploitative. show more

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

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