After seeing devastating results of ethnic war in former Yugoslavia soldiers from UNPROFOR peace units find it impossible to return back to their civil lives in the UK.

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Pte. Alan James
Darren Morfitt ...
Pte. Peter Skeet
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Sgt. Andre Sochanik
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Lt. John Feeley
Joe Renton ...
Cpl. Gary Sprague
Steve Chaplin ...
Pte. Tommy Redmond
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Lt. Neil Loughrey
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Emma
Pauline Yates ...
Gran
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Pte. John Hookway
Gregory Chisholm ...
Pte. Martin Rook (as Greg Chisholm)
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Major 'Brick' Stone
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Capt. Richard Gurney
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Naser Zec
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Lt. Jonathan Engel
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After seeing devastating results of ethnic war in former Yugoslavia soldiers from UNPROFOR peace units find it impossible to return back to their civil lives in the UK.

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29 November 1999 (UK)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Harrowing, bleak and brilliant war film.
6 December 2002 | by (Winchester, England) – See all my reviews

This film, about a group of British soldiers helping out for the UN in Bosnia in the early 90s, is a disturbing, powerful and superb piece of film making.

Despite its long length, this film depicts the frustration and personal pain British troops faced while in Bosnia, witnessing mass deaths of civilians and being unable to give proper assistance because of war 'restrictions'. The atmosphere is bleak and often tense, with the audience sympathising with the frustrated troops after 'clearing' up human body remains.

The aftermath and the pain the soldiers continue to feel after they get back to Britian is unsympathetic and superbly acted, especially from 'Band Of Brothers' star Damian Lewis and Matthew MacFadyen, and the scene when a soldier befriends a Bosnian civilian wearing a Manchester United shirt and has to hand him over to officials to be shot is one of the most powerful humanitarian war scenes in any film I have ever witnessed, with the Liverpool born soldier sinking to breaking point and bursting into tears.

It is easy to see why people may not like this. The pace is slow from time to time. Perhaps it is a touchy subject, but its a shame more people in America will not have the chance to see it. They should. It is compulsive viewing.

Harrowing and brilliant, Warriors will stay with you.

8.5 out of 10


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