No Man's Land
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

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"... a gripping piece of combat theater."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"The acting's so strong and the dialogue so realistic, that it feels authentic."
‑ Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News
"absurd situation creates lasting images that don't diminish with time"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"savage whimsy"
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"Skimps on character development for such a politically-charged movie"
‑ Jason Clark, Matinee Magazine
"It's hard to believe this is writer-director Danis Tanovic's first feature fiction film."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"A strange and disturbing film, but it is not without a stirringly humanist compassion even at its most outlandish and outrageous."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"A brilliant and brilliantly disturbing film."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"An intelligent and expertly-judged microcosm of the inanity of war."
‑ Tom Grealis, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"It's less about battlefields and weaponry than it is about personality conflicts and the agonizing frustration that boils inside people who want to put positive changes into effect, but are too entangled in red tape to do much of anything."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The film would have been a stunner under any circumstances, but with the situation in Afghanistan and the Middle East worsening on a daily basis, No Man's Land feels even more relevant."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"A well-mounted... seriocomedy with passing punchlines. And for about half the movie, it's compelling stuff."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Tanovic adroitly indicts the entrenched hostilities between people and nations."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"Despite some missteps, No Man's Land is a shrewd film that provides a persuasive picture of how small conflicts can escalate into all-out war."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"No Man's Land is the superior version of Russell's slightly overrated Three Kings."
‑ David Poland, Hot Button
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