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Harrison's Flowers (2000)

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

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Johanna Pollack
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Mary Francis
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Margaux Lloyd
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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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Drama | Romance | War

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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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15 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A felejtés virágai  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$867,635, 17 March 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,843,570, 7 April 2002
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In the final scene, it is told that Sarah and Harrison have moved to St. Louis and they are seen dancing during this voice-over. This suggests a future occurrence after the climax of the movie, yet Harrison's left arm has reappeared. 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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MacDowell is a revelation in an excellent film
1 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

There are very, very few films that had dared to tackle the controversial subject of wars in the former Yugoslavia and get it right. This is one of them, and done extremely well. Now, if your knowledge on the subject is limited, you may have a hard time following the politics of it. However, you shouldn't let that prevent you from viewing it; because in its core, it's actually a very basic and touching human story. It is surprisingly accurate, moving, harrowing, suspenseful and (dare I say) very entertaining. It's a work of fiction but actually based on some real and well documented incidents (the infamous, bloody invasion of Vukovar, Croatia, and the crimes committed by the Serbs against Croatian people during this time). The acting is excellent all around (Brody, Gleeson and Strathairn especially), but the real star of this film is the lovely Andie MacDowell. The actress (Four Weddings and a Funeral) who has, by some, on occasion been heavily criticized for her 'limited' acting abilities, in this film more than proves her worth. In a very difficult, dramatic role, Ms. MacDowell gives an Oscar-caliber performance that is both heartbreaking and very brave. You should check it out, even if you know nothing about this period of tragic Croatian history. See it for its remarkable story, tight editing, sweeping cinematography and superb performances by Andie MacDowell and Adrien Brody


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