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No Man's Land (Ničija Zemlja)

Director: Danis Tanovic (2001, Bosnian, 98 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (93%), IMDB (7.9), Amazon, Roger Ebert.

Watch online: YouTube.

Similar movies: depressing, intense, war.

Summary: A pretty good movie that won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Both the opening scene and the closing scene of the movie are haunting. Two soldiers, a Bosnian and a Serb, find themselves in a trench that lies in no man's land, an area between the two enemy lines. Both are injured. A third soldier is found nearby, lying on a landmine. If he moves, all three will die. The situation is comical but there is no comedy in the movie, just drama. The point of the movie is to show blind hatred between two warring parties and the inefficacy of bureaucratic UN peace keeping forces.

Memorable quote from the movie: "Because I have a gun and you don't!"

 

2 Nov 2013
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