No Man's Land | 2001

Drama, Foreign
About two soldiers, one Bosnian and one Serb, who find themselves stuck between enemy lines during the 1993 Bosnian conflict.
Director: Danis Tanovic
Writers: Danis Tanovic
Awards: 1 Oscar win. Another 7 wins & 2 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Ciki

Actor

... Nino

Actor

... Cera

Actor

... Marchand--The Sergeant

Actor

... Captain Dubois

Actor

... Michel

Actor

... Pierre

Actor

... Old Serbian Soldier

Actor

... Serbian Officer

Actor

... Colonel Soft

Actor

... Jane Livingstone

Actor

... Martha

Actor

Company

British Screen Finance

Production Company

Canal Plus Belgium

Production Company

Casablanca Productions

Production Company

Centre Pavarotti

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

Ciki and Nino, a Bosnian and a Serb, are soldiers stranded in No Man's Land - a trench between enemy lines during the Bosnian war. They have no one to trust, no way to escape without getting shot, and a fellow soldier is lying on the trench floor with a spring-loaded bomb set to explode beneath him if he moves. The absurdity of their situation would be comical if it didn't have such dire consequences. With the two men stuck in a bizarre predicament, a frustrated UN sergeant tries to help, despite orders to remain at his post. When a journalist waylays the sergeant while pushing for an exclusive scoop, she affects the unfolding of events and turns a news story into an international circus. With the world's press waiting for an outcome, no one willing to take action (lest they accept responsibility). Ciki and Nino try to keep their humanity amidst the insanity of war.

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