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Savior (1998)

 -  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.

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Maria Rose (as Nastassia Kinski)
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Paris Priest
Catlin Foster ...
Christian
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Colonel
Irfan Mensur ...
Drill Sergeant
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Goran
Kosta Andrejevic ...
Boy on Bridge / Dead Boy in River
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Old Lady
Sanja Zogovic ...
Girl On Bridge
Veljko Otasevic ...
Orthodox Priest
Marina Bukvicki ...
Muslim Girl
Dusan Perkovic ...
Uncle Ratko
Natasa Ninkovic ...
Vera
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Storyline

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 »

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Rated R for strong violence including brutal war atrocities, and for language | See all certifications »
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20 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$12,903 (USA) (27 November 1998)
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shock to the system
21 May 2004 | by (Dublin Ireland) – See all my reviews

I noticed this had been produced by Oliver Stone when I saw it for sale, thus my reasoning for snapping it up. Usually what Stone touches turns to gold and this is no exception

This film will move you to tears; mark my words. I wasn't ready for it, or at least wasn't expecting it. Realism is the key to its power.

While some viewers may focus on which ethnic groups are committing what crimes, for the wider audience I think it has a commentary on the human race in general and what it is capable of.

Quaid performs his part from top to bottom, which drains the viewer of emotion, making one actually process information that has previously just been news broadcast.

A good mix of local and international filmaking skills also present what I would consider an accurate picture of the racial and religious groups depicted in the movie. I'm sure insiders will disagree, but from my time spent in the region, there was not a scene or individual character where I was skeptical of objectivity - from the bus driver to father.

There is so much to be said about Savior, and it is a must see for any international audience. It may unearth a conflict of opinions among serbs, croats and bosnians, but perhaps they would be reading too much into it...


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