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Shot Through the Heart (1998)

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The horrors of war are examined from the view points of lifelong friends (Linus Roache, Vincent Perez), who end up on opposing sides in the war in Sarajevo. One is an expert marksman, who ... See full summary »

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Lia Williams ...
Maida
Adam Kotz ...
Miso
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Zijah
Viktória Bajza ...
Lenka
Daniel Betts ...
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Balázs Farkas ...
Malik
Gabriella Fon ...
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Nadja
Róbert Irisz ...
Novak
Claudia Liptai ...
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Daniel Newman ...
Sasa (as Danny Newman)
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The horrors of war are examined from the view points of lifelong friends (Linus Roache, Vincent Perez), who end up on opposing sides in the war in Sarajevo. One is an expert marksman, who trains the snipers used to terrify the city and the other becomes a freedom fighter, who rejects his friend's offer to gain an escape from the city. As might be expected, the two eventually have to face-off against one another. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Disparo al corazón  »

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A powerful gritty story of a horrific conflict
1 June 2006 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

'Shot through the heart' turned up on HBO while I was bored killing time in a hotel. The title initially put me off - I nearly went to the gym instead. But when I realized from the initial Cranberries track that it wasn't going to be the usual made for HBO slushy American trash, I started watching. A powerful movie, not the usual war film, it explored the added horrors of a civil war with friends pitted against friends. The scene where the main character, a Moslem realiszes that it is former best friend and Olympic shooting hopeful, a Serb who is the sniper accounting for a lot of the civilian deaths in his neighborhood brings this home. I like a previous reviewer was involved in the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and the gritty low-budget 'almost documentary' style gives this film an edge over other war films which usually fail to achieve such authenticity.


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