Storm (Sturm)
Storm (Sturm) (2009)

A prosecutor at a tribunal in the Hague attempts to convince a potential witness to testify in a crucial case against the man accused of deporting and killing Bosnian-Muslim civilians in a small town now known as the Republika Srpska in… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 30, 2009
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2010
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Storm is harrowing, provocative and deeply probing yet quite involving.

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Andrew Grant
Time Out

It may sound like a simple lawyer-fights-for-righteousness tale, but this ostensible thriller is really an examination of two courageous female protagonists, both of whom find defeat at the intersection of the personal and the political.

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Alistair Harkness

Shot in an appropriately dry, non-sensational style, German director Hans-Christian Schmid's courtroom thriller does a decent job of exposing the complexities of the issue and the way bureaucratic cowardice can blight and skew morality.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A political thriller with real-world resonance.

Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice

The writing by director Hans-Christian Schmid and Bernd Lange is more stilted and righteous than even the U.N. environs, with its humanity-embracing procedural-speak, calls for.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

It's a bit talky and office-bound, but is full of relevance as it looks at the thorny issue of justice in a politically charged situation

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Billy Heller
New York Post

In this taut drama about the trial of a Bosnian Serb general from German director and co-writer Hans Christian Schmid, we see how justice can be subverted by interests as banal as international bureaucracy, despite the best intentions...

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Sean Axmaker

Under the geopolitics is a strong undercurrent of sexual politics: the men secretly make their deals without a thought to the women whose lives and commitments are on the line.

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Catherine Shoard

The rewards of this crisp, resigned drama revisiting the horrors of the Bosnian conflict are the same as its flaws.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Good drama! Not terribly fast moving, but I tend to like that sometimes if the story is intriguing enough. The acting was very, very good. The storyline was… More
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