Sat, 10 March 2018
No Man's Land (2001) is the first film directed by Danis Tanovic, whose first exposure to filmmaking was as a documentarian during the conflict that broke apart Yugoslavia. As much a commentary as it is a dark comedy, the film drips with Tanovic's sardonic view of the war he witnessed.
When a Serbian soldier and a Bosnian soldier find themselves trapped in a trench in the middle of the battlefield (the titular "no man's land"), they find themselves pawns in an agenda between the UN and the media that does not end well. The film's promotional material marketed it as a commentary, but you won't be smiling when the credits roll at the end.
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