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Harrison's Flowers (2000)

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When a Newsweek photojournalist disappears in war-torn Yugoslavia, his wife travels to Europe to find him.

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Sarah Lloyd
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Yeager Pollack
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Marc Stevenson
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Kyle Morris
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Samuel Brubeck
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Johanna Pollack
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Mary Francis
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Margaux Lloyd
Marie Trintignant ...
Cathy
Christian Charmetant ...
Jeff
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Chris Kumac, photojournalist
Scott Anton ...
Cesar Lloyd (as Scott Michael Anton)
Christopher Clarke ...
David
Dragan Antonic ...
Chetnik
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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 <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Sometimes love is the only proof you need.

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Rated R for strong war violence and gruesome images, pervasive language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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24 January 2001 (France)  »

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A felejtés virágai  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$867,635 (USA) (15 March 2002)

Gross:

$1,843,570 (USA) (5 April 2002)
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During the battle, when they are hiding in the dead woman's house, the Serbian/Yugoslav tanks carry the Croatian national flag with a red star. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Lloyd: The children are so beautiful here.
Marc Stevenson: Yea, makes you want to put them in the backpack and take them away from here.
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Disjointed narrative disrupts truly remarkable war footage!
19 February 2009 | by (Åby, Sweden) – See all my reviews

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


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