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No Man's Land (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.

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Filip Sovagovic ...
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Serge-Henri Valcke ...
Dubois
Sacha Kremer ...
Michel
Alain Eloy ...
Pierre
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Old Serbian soldier
Bogdan Diklic ...
Serbian officer
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Martha
Branko Zavrsan ...
Deminer
Djuro Utjesanovic ...
Bosnian guide
Mirza Tanovic ...
Bosnian officer
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Storyline

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. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | War

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 September 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Ničija zemlja  »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,645, 9 December 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,059,830, 27 May 2002
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

Jane Livingstone: Neutrality does not exist in the face of murder. Doing nothing to stop it is, in fact, choosing. It is not being neutral.
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Connections

References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

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Njemo Kolo
by Mirsad Tukic
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A unique point of view
6 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

If this film is anything it is a true bite of reality. It does not preach or provide a drawn out moralizing conclusion. It does not take sides or provide possible solutions to a well-publicized conflict. What it does is that it provides a point of view of a director who has indeed seen it all and has been able to tell a story full of dark humor, satirical and comical, but most of all tragic. It is rare for a director to succeed commercially and/or critically coming from ethnical background that he is without compromising the story that is not easy to tell. Furthermore, this is not a Hollywood commercial product; having an excuse to use the conflict as the background in order to show some exquisite fireworks of shooting, escapades and a whole row of already recognizable clichés. What makes this film worth more that one watch is that it takes human life at its most vulnerable, that it is about communication or lack of thereof, the excellent use of international cast and different languages adding to the confusion of an understanding the conflict that was truly not understood by anyone.


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