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Shot Through the Heart (1998)

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The horrors of war are examined from the view points of lifelong friends, who end up on opposing sides in the war in Sarajevo. One is an expert marksman, who trains the snipers used to ... See full summary »


David Attwood


Guy Hibbert, John Falk (magazine article "Anti-Sniper")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Linus Roache ... Vlado
Vincent Perez ... Slavko
Lia Williams ... Maida
Adam Kotz Adam Kotz ... Miso
Soo Garay ... Amela
Lothaire Bluteau ... Zijah
Viktória Bajza Viktória Bajza ... Lenka
Daniel Betts ... Serbian Soldier
Balázs Farkas Balázs Farkas ... Malik
Gabi Fon Gabi Fon ... Nurse (as Gabriella Fon)
Zoltán Gera Zoltán Gera ... Nebojis
Karianne Henderson Karianne Henderson ... Nadja
Róbert Irisz Róbert Irisz ... Novak
Claudia Liptai Claudia Liptai ... Post Office Woman
Daniel Newman Daniel Newman ... Sasa (as Danny Newman)


The horrors of war are examined from the view points of lifelong friends, who end up on opposing sides in the war in Sarajevo. One is an expert marksman, who trains the snipers used to terrify the city and the other becomes a freedom fighter, who rejects his friend's offer to gain an escape from the city. As might be expected, the two eventually have to face-off against one another. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »



Canada | USA



Release Date:

4 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disparo al corazón See more »

Filming Locations:

Bosnia-Herzegovina See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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By Noel Hogan and Dolores O'Riordan
Performed by The Cranberries
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A well managed story of friends caught up in civil war.
14 July 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Shot Through the Heart" is an even tempered, dogged, austere production of people caught in the rift in Sarajevo during the Bosnia war. The film focuses on two long time friends, both expert competitive marksmen, who find themselves as snipers on opposite sides of the conflict. Not unlike other "friend against friend" civil war stories (eg: Gettysburg), the two men are on a collision course with the ultimate showdown. A well managed drama which imparts some sense of the strife in the splintering of Yugoslavia while telling its story of families and friends divided, "Shot..." is a worthy film making effort.

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