No Man's Land (2001)Closed Captioning
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Ciki (Branko Djuric) and Nino (Rene Bitorajac), 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), and a soldier still stuck with a bomb beneath him, Ciki and Nino try to keep their humanity amidst the insanity of war. Between war and peace, humor and hate, capture and surrender, life and death - lies No Man's Land.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 98
- Fresh: 91
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: An explosively suspenseful, deeply moving dark comedy and an astonishingly assured fiction debut from Tanovic.
Fresh: One of the most remarkable films of the year.
Fresh: From beginning to end, it bristles with ironies in classic Eastern European absurdist style.
Fresh: A strange and disturbing film, but it is not without a stirringly humanist compassion even at its most outlandish and outrageous.
No man's land
Good movie!!!! best war comedy...