Directed and written by Danis Tanovic. A group of soldiers are lost, close enough to the enemy to be terrified but incapable of moving on because of the fog. He takes an American-made "bouncing" mine and buries it under the body of Tsera Filip Sovagovicone of Tchiki's fallen comrades.
When a near-naked man appears in their binoculars, running back and forth atop the trench, a commander will shrug and say, "I'll alert HQ.
First Chiki and then Nino gets hold of a rifle, lording it over the other. More than once the balance of power shifts in a struggle for a gun, for example and one will send the other to the top of the trench -- in his underwear i.
Even the discovery that they once knew the same girl offers only a brief respite from mutual hatred, and Tanovic displays a clear-eyed, if depressing, lack of sentimentality throughout.
The standoff continues, with subtle shifts in the balance of power, until Ciki and Nino agree to signal for help. Though this may temper critical response, the plus side could be appeal to a wider audience beyond the usual fest crowd.
Now if anyone moves the body or otherwise takes pressure off the mine, it will detonate. Tanovic also has a lot of fun at the expense of the United Nations and the international press.
Facing capture, Ciki kills the nameless veteran and shoots Nino in the shoulder, taking him prisoner. One sister banishes an unfaithful husband. Basically in the mold of a serious, macho combat film up to this point, film suddenly gives way to ironic Balkan comedy in depicting a UN detachment of Frenchmen tooling around in their unused white tank.
While its message may not be very palatable, No Man's Land presents it with assurance and authority.
Tweet Reviews As No Man's Land begins, Bosnian soldiers, lost in a fog, wait for dawn to replace their colleagues on the front.
The men, however, are vague, one-dimensional characters who seem to be driven only by lust. And from the moment they come face-to-face, a standoff ensues inside and outside the DMZ furrow.
The film opens on impenetrable billows of blue fog. He wrote and directed the movie, which was completed in and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival that same year. The performances are uniformly excellent, the dialogue terse and often hilarious, the pacing flawless.
But the answer is one that neither Ciki nor Nino expects. Screenwriter Krzysztof Piesiewicz penned the films of Krzysztof Kieslowski and it's easy to see a similar precise tempo applied to L'Enfer.
Now, which one of those guys was the Serb?If you don't mind subtitles, No Man's Land gives a unique perspective on war and is a bittersweet, thought-provoking and desperately tragic film all rolled into one. No Man’s Land is in many ways a film of a veteran.
Between andthe year-old Tanovic was in Sarajevo under siege and shot some hours of frontline footage for the Bosnian army. Review of No Man's Land () By Marshallv (4) on 08 May No Man’s Land is a comedy/war film directed by Danis Tanovic about the very complicated situation in Bosnia involving the war.
Danis Tanovic's feature debut "No Man's Land" is the Bosnian conflict in microcosm. The struggle, sometimes ironic, sometimes dramatic, between a Bosnian and Serbian soldier stranded together.
Danis Tanovic Country: United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Italy Rating: / 1 times Release: Synopsis: After various skirmishes, two wounded soldiers, one Bosnian and one Serb, confront each other in a trench in the no man's land between their lines. Bosnian filmmaker Danis Tanovic, whose film No Man’s Land dashed the hopes of Indians after it won the Oscar over Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan inhas had a long journey in making Tigers, a film that chronicles the journey of a Pakistani pharmaceutical employee.Download