No Man's Land 2001
No Man's Land ★★½ 2001 (R)
Let's talk about the futility and stupidity of war. In Bosnia in 1993, Croatian soldier Ciki (Branko Djuric) and Serbian Nino (Rene Bitorajac) wind up sharing the same trench between enemy lines, which is booby-trapped by a land mine. Laying on the mine is injured Croat Cera (Filip Sovagovic) and if he moves, they all die. Reluctantly brought into the already tense situation is ineffectual U.N. officer Col. Soft (Callow) and then journalist Jane (Cartlidge) also shows up. Bosnian with subtitles. 98m/C VHS, DVD . BS FR IT BE GB Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Sovagovic, Georges Siatidis, Serge-Henri Valcke, Simon Callow, Katrin Cartlidge; D: Danis Tanovic; W: Danis Tanovic; C: Walther Vanden Ende; M: Danis Tanovic. Oscars ‘01: Foreign Film; Cannes ‘01: Screenplay; L.A. Film Critics ‘01: Foreign Film.