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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 ...
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Irfan Mensur ...
Drill Sergeant
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Marina Bukvicki ...
Muslim Girl (as Marina Bukvic)
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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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 USA:

$3,898, 22 November 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,903, 29 November 1998
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Aspect Ratio:

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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