A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini, who has kidnapped a rich woman and has buried ... See full summary »
When Sarah Hopson realizes her successful high-rise New York lifestyle is devoid of meaning, she packs her bags and heads for her home town in the Scottish Borders to look for Sam, her ... See full summary »
Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and ... See full summary »
Madame Ranevskaya (Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage... See full summary »
Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last assignment, in war-torn Yugoslavia, in 1991, at the height of the fighting. Word comes back that he apparently died in a building collapse, but his wife Sarah (also a journalist for Newsweek) refuses to believe that he's dead and goes looking for him. She's helped immensely by the photo-journalists Eric Kyle and Marc Stevenson that she runs into over there; together, they're determined to make it through the chaotic landscape to Vukovar, which is not only the nexus of the war but where she believes Harrison is located. Meanwhile, Harrison's son Cesar is looking after his father's prized greenhouse, keeping hope, and flowers, alive. Written by
Jon Reeves <email@example.com>
Disjointed narrative disrupts truly remarkable war footage!
Honorably ambitious drama of American war-photo journalist who goes on a last mission to civil war-erupting Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. Being allegedly killed in action, his wife refuses to believe it and decides to follow in his tracks, with a small group of war photographers in tow...
The bulk here is the truly remarkable staging and re-enaction of the horrors of the war on the Balkan that left me cringing heavily in its strongest parts. But disjointed narrative (especially those post-interviews) and unconvincing relations and circumstances - a sort of modern "Saving private Ryan"-ish setup, if you like - make its American-related input curiously uninvolving... Too bad - had all elements gelled, its classic status probably would have been secured. And not surprisingly, Adrien Brody steals the acting show as usual!
6 out of 10 from Ozjeppe
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?