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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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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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Excellent portrayal of the war in Sarajevo.
11 February 2015 | by (Sarajevo B&H) – See all my reviews

There are only two films which I could say that they portray war in Sarajevo in an excellent manner. One is The Perfect Circle (1997), probably the best one, and the other one is this one. There are many other films made about war in Bosnia, but I do not agree that they come even close to these two.

It is a pity that this film did not make it to the wider audiences (it was shown only in the North America). This way I invite distributors to show this film to the European audiences, especially in the former Yugoslavia.

Europe is full of the geopolitical rifts and former Yugoslavia was full of them. Some of them do not materialize into war like for example Catalonia, others do like Ukraine.

This film tried to put a human face on what was happening in Sarajevo during the war. It certainly did a great job! If you want to know what was happening during the war in Bosnia between 1992 and 1995 this a film to watch. Excellent work by all means!


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