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Storm (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 10 September 2009 (Germany)
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Hannah Maynard, a prosecutor of Hague's Tribunal for war crimes in former Yugoslavia, charges a Serbian commander for killing Bosnians. However, her main witness might be lying, so the court sends a team to Bosnia to investigate.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonas Dahlberg
Patrick Färber
Tarik Filipovic ...
Mladen Banovic
Kresimir Mikic ...
Alen Hajdarevic
Jan Arendt
Joel Eisenblätter ...
Simon Arendt
Wine Dierickx ...
Jule Svensson
Carl Mathijsen
Judge Lars Andersen
Daliah Sofer
Arturo Venegas ...
Arnold Michaels
Drazen Kuhn ...
Goran Duric (as Drazen Kühn)


Hannah Maynard, a prosecutor of Hague's Tribunal for war crimes in former Yugoslavia, charges a Serbian commander for killing Bosnians. However, her main witness might be lying, so the court sends a team to Bosnia to investigate.

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Release Date:

10 September 2009 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Nevrijeme  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,307, 30 October 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,165, 7 February 2010
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Both Kerry Fox and Stephen Dillane starred in 'Welcome To Sarajevo'. Both movies had scenes filmed in the Holliday Inn, Sarajevo. See more »


[last lines]
Mira Arendt: Thank you.
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References Rocky (1976) See more »


Written by Bill Callahan (as B. Callahan)
Performed by Bill Callahan (as Smog)
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riveting look at the aftermath of the Bosnian War
7 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

"Storm" is a superb drama about the continuing search for justice for crimes committed more than a decade ago during the war in Bosnia.

The brilliant Kerry Fox stars as Hannah Maynard, a prosecutor working at the Haige, who is mounting a case against a Yugoslavian army commander, Goran Duric (Drazen Kuhn), who may have played a part in Serbian ethnic cleansing. The equally affecting Anamaria Marinca plays Mira, a young woman who was repeatedly raped under Duric's orders, but who has since moved to Germany to try and forget the past and to start a new life with her husband and young son. Yet, under Hannah's insistence, Mira is eventually convinced to do the right thing – i.e. to come forward as a witness against Duric - at great personal risk to herself and her family.

The screenplay by Bernd Lange and director Hans-Christian Schmid is multi-layered and complex, with each character emerging as a fully fleshed-out human being. Hannah is largely motivated by a righteous zeal and a desire to see true justice achieved through the court of law. Yet, there are moments when her motives are brought into question, when even the man she is dating accuses her of using the case more as a stepping-stone in her career than as a means of achieving a noble ideal. Similarly, Mira is torn between the desire to see that justice is finally done and the understandable need to secure a safe and peaceful life for her and her family. But there are more than issues of mere justice involved here, for by suppressing the horrors of what happened to her in the past, Mira has, in many ways, prevented herself from moving on with her life, a condition she may be able to rectify if she agrees to testify against Duric.

Beyond the character dilemmas, there is the broader issue of whether justice can ever be truly achieved in cases such as these, especially given the delicate political nature of such trials. Too often, for instance, the EU finds itself not wanting to "rock the boat" with present and future member nations and, thus, turns a blind eye to many of the obvious atrocities that have occurred in those places in the recent past.

Rife with human drama and enflamed by a righteous passion, "Storm" is an engrossing and vital recounting of recent tragic history.

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