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Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)

 -  Drama | War  -  26 November 1997 (USA)
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Journalist Floyd from US, Michael Henderson from UK and their teams meet the beginning of Bosnian war in Sarajevo. During their reports they find an orphanage run by devoted Mrs. Savic near... See full summary »

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Igor Dzambazov ...
Jacket
Gordana Gadzic ...
Mrs. Savic
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Helen Henderson
Drazen Sivak ...
Zeljko
Vesna Orel ...
Munira
Davor Janjic ...
Dragan
Vladimir Jokanovic ...
Emira's Uncle
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Journalist Floyd from US, Michael Henderson from UK and their teams meet the beginning of Bosnian war in Sarajevo. During their reports they find an orphanage run by devoted Mrs. Savic near the front line. Henderson gets so involved in kids' problems that he decides to take on the children, Emira, illegally back to England. He is assisted by American aid worker Nina. Written by Anonymous

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To get the story, they'll risk everything. See more »

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Drama | War

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Rated R for brutal images/war atrocities and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dobrodošli u Sarajevo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 107,608 (Germany) (12 June 1998)

Gross:

DEM 107,608 (Germany) (12 June 1998)
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Trivia

Stephen Dillane met with the real-life journalist he plays in the film - Michael Henderson - but chose not to establish too much of a relationship with him as he wanted to create his own particular portrait of the man. See more »

Goofs

The song which plays as Michael and Risto enter the apartment to search for the mother, is "M.O.R." by Blur. This song was released in 1997, despite the movie taking place during the siege of Sarajevo, years earlier. See more »

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[first lines]
Title Card: In 1991, the country of Yugoslavia began to fracture into separate nations. On the pretext of maintaining Yugoslavia's integrity, the Serbian dominated Yugoslav army attacked first Slovenia, then Croatia.
Title Card: In April 1992, in the hope of securing international protection, Bosnia declared its independence. This was rejected by many Bosnian Serbs. Aided by the remnants of the Yugoslav army, they set out to claim as much territory as they could.
Title Card: They systematically cleansed towns and ...
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Referenced in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) See more »

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Donovan
Written by Shaun Ryder (as S. Ryder), Paul Ryder (as P. Ryder), Mark Day (as M. Day), and Paul Davis (as P.Davis)
Performed by Happy Mondays
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I'm surprised this movie didn't get more recognition
7 February 1999 | by (az) – See all my reviews

I rented this film, having mistaken it for another, but I saw it and turned out to be quite satisfied with my foul up. Everyday since 1992 I always heard a brief narrative on the news about the troubles in Bosnia and was never quite clear what was going on until I saw this film. What made it interesting was the focus on the group of reporters, who were much more vivid and sympathetic when they first appeared. Very good performances, the soundtrack was good, but I must warn you about the cover: Marisa Tomei seems like the main star according to the box; she almost has a cameo.

Good movie. I recommend it.


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