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Cpl. 'Houdini' Moraczewski:
Na droge niech pan leje!... Bo ostatnio jakis Francuz nalal na detonator przeciwpiechotnej i urwalo mu jaja...
[Hey, pee on the road!... Because some French guy peed on an IED last time and it blew his balls off... ]
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I like this movie very much. From the very first watch I fell in love with this excellent and very serious work. The theme - civil war in the former Yugoslavia - is one of my favorite. There are so many bad American films where the Serbs are always mean bloody killers, where brave US soldiers save the poor civilians, that I am tired of them. This film is far better one. There are no "good" or "bad" Serbs here, instead, there is a gang of ferocious bandits who rape and kill everybody around. The squad of Polish UN Peacekeepers comes to the mountains to save the fallen helicopter crew. Here, we see the Polish film stars Boguslaw Linda, Zbiegniew Zamachowski, among others. The squad faces many terrible battles, several soldiers are killed in action, and the scene of devastating Gypsy village is horrible realistic. Gloomy, dark music adds to it very much. I must admit that the main idea is very good - there is no winner in any civil war. This blood-chilling portrait of brotherly killing is so astonishingly true to life that you simply feel no other thing but a deep dull pain at heart. I do recommend this excellent film to those who are interested in the Balkan War history.
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