Savior (1998)

R  |   |  Drama, War  |  20 November 1998 (USA)
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A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia.


(as Peter Antonijevic)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Rose (as Nastassia Kinski)
Pascal Rollin ...
Paris Priest
Catlin Foster ...
Peter Dominic (as Stellan Skarsgard)
Irfan Mensur ...
Drill Sergeant
Kosta Andrejevic ...
Boy on Bridge / Dead Boy in River
Ljiljana Krstic ...
Old Lady
Sanja Zogovic ...
Girl On Bridge
Veljko Otasevic ...
Orthodox Priest
Marina Bukvicki ...
Muslim Girl
Dusan Perkovic ...
Uncle Ratko
Natasa Ninkovic ...


Joshua is a former U.S. military official who fled to the Foreign Legion when his wife Maria was killed by Muslim fundamentalists in Paris, and now he's a mercenary, fighting in the Yugoslav war on the Serbian side against Muslims. Written by Anonymous

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He's fighting a war he doesn't believe in, hoping to find something he does. See more »


Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including brutal war atrocities, and for language | See all certifications »




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Release Date:

20 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A megmentő  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,898 (USA) (20 November 1998)


$12,903 (USA) (27 November 1998)

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2.35 : 1
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True document about war
20 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I know that many people consider this movie 'Politically incorrect'. Probably it is in some way. I'm not from the Balkans, but I live very near and I remember very well that war in front of my door and I was against the Serbs. This movie was made by a Serb director and show his point of view. Anyway I think that in this movie you can see what was that war for civilian people, any side they were. I found it a true document about the war, and, in the end, I was not disturbed by the fact that it was a movie from a Serb director. I think that this demonstrates that it's a good movie. After watching this movie, you don't hate the Serbs, the Croatians or the Bosnians, you hate the war for the consequences on civilian people.

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