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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. | Add synopsis »
8 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Powerful stuff told with overwhelming restraint--a work of artistic reluctance See more (9 total) »


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Kerry Fox ... Hannah Maynard

Anamaria Marinca ... Mira Arendt

Stephen Dillane ... Keith Haywood

Rolf Lassgård ... Jonas Dahlberg

Alexander Fehling ... Patrick Färber
Tarik Filipovic ... Mladen Banovic
Kresimir Mikic ... Alen Hajdarevic
Steven Scharf ... Jan Arendt
Joel Eisenblätter ... Simon Arendt
Wine Dierickx ... Jule Svensson

Reinout Bussemaker ... Carl Mathijsen
Bent Mejding ... Judge Lars Andersen

Alexis Zegerman ... Daliah Sofer
Arturo Venegas ... Arnold Michaels
Drazen Kuhn ... Goran Duric (as Drazen Kühn)
Nadezda Perisic-Nola ... Biljana Duric
Arijana Cigura ... Ana Duric
Sara Hadzibajric ... Sofija Duric
Jadranka Djokic ... Belma Sulic
Emina Muftic ... Hotel Employee Vilina Kosa
Izudin Bajrovic ... Branco Stanic
Leon Lucev ... Milorad Alic
Marinko Prga ... Photographer
Monique Wilsterman ... Debbie Armstrong
Martijn Nieuwerf ... VWU Agent
Dimme Treurniet ... Policeman

Jesper Christensen ... Anthony Weber
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judith Ackermann ... Clerk
Victor Agraz ... Guard Court Room
Samuel Awasum ... Guard Court Room
Alexandre De Tullie ... Zoran Petrovic
Lisa Marie Derew ... Girl at School
Birgit Finck ... Co Judge
Clara Fischer ... Translator
Javier Garcia Armas ... Undecover Men Spain
Udo Hesselmann ... Guard Court Room
Claudia Jakubczyk ... Assistan Defender
Richard Kahl ... Video Director
Morgane Kerbrat ... Translator
Jonas Kern ... Boy at School
Scott Kirby ... ICTY Driver 2
Erwin Knelp ... Assistan Defender
Melka Knelp ... Registrar
Frank Robert Kornfeld ... Co Judge
Orlana Kunete ... Hotel Maid Sarajevo
Jonathan Rafael Melian Hernandez ... Undecover Men Spain
Konstanza Preshler ... Secretary Keith
Anna Rodslewicz ... Translator
Willy Thiessen ... Clerk
Elfie Thöne ... Stenographer
Jan Todic ... Guard Court Room
Robert Wedemeyer ... Icty Driver 1
Thomas Wissing ... Clerk

Directed by
Hans-Christian Schmid 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bernd Lange 
Hans-Christian Schmid 

Produced by
Amra Baksic Camo .... line producer: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jeroen Beker .... co-producer
Bettina Brokemper .... co-producer
Ralph Brosche .... supervising line producer
Marie Gade Denessen .... co-producer (as Marie Cecilie Gade)
Peter Garde .... co-executive producer
Ulrich Herrmann .... associate producer
Damir Ibrahimovich .... line producer: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Peter Aalbæk Jensen .... co-executive producer
Britta Knöller .... delegate producer
Maria Köpf .... executive producer
Hans-Christian Schmid .... delegate producer
Frans van Gestel .... co-producer
Original Music by
The Notwist (score composed by)
Cinematography by
Bogumil Godfrejow 
Film Editing by
Hansjörg Weißbrich 
Casting by
Shaheen Baig 
Orijana Kuncic 
Production Design by
Christian M. Goldbeck 
Art Direction by
Daniel Chour (supervising art director)
Ben Zuydwijk 
Set Decoration by
Birgit Esser 
Costume Design by
Stefanie Bruhn  (as Steffi Bruhn)
Makeup Department
Heike Merker .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ralph Brosche .... post-production supervisor
Jamila Wenske .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sebastian Alten .... third assistant director
Tobias Asam .... second assistant director
Marijn Braad .... third assistant director
Scott Kirby .... first assistant director
Mirza Pasic .... third assistant director: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Art Department
Martina Valentina Baumgartner .... assistant production designer
Marijke Brinkhof .... assistant stand-by props: Netherlands
Dragan Denda .... dresser: Bosnia i Herzigowina
Jenny Echelmeyer .... assistant set decorator
Ulrike Gojowczyk .... stand-by prop
Cerin Hong .... art department assistant
Admir Karkelja .... assistant stand-by props: Bosnia i Herzigowina
Vince Kastner .... property buyer
Thorsten Klein .... assistant art director
Tatjana Kovacevic .... set decoration assistant: Bosnia i Herzigowina
Tina Mursall .... assistant property master
Frank Neuhaus .... dresser: Netherlands
Johannes Pfaller .... property master
Sanda Popovac .... art director: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Matthias Prange .... construction foreman
Matthias Prange .... supervising carpenter
Jasmin Rondic .... prop assistant: Bosnia i Herzigowina
Goran Sagolj .... picture car coordinator: Bosnia i Herzigowina
Hedo Saljic .... dresser: Bosnia i Herzigowina
Bettina Saul .... set dresser
Frances Soeder .... set designer
Rosie Stapel .... set decoration assistant: Netherlands
Katja Trambow .... carpenter
Dory van Noort .... carpenter: Netherlands
Anita van Pelt .... prop assistant: Netherlands (as Anita von Pelt)
Rik van Veldhuizen .... dresser: Netherlands
Mena Vennen .... assistant stand-by props
Christian Weber .... carpenter
Dagmar Wessel .... set dresser: NRW
Wolfgang Wrede .... paint foreman
Sound Department
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Hadon Install .... boom operator
Patrick Veigel .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Björn Friese .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Stefan Ciupek .... digital colorist
Jürgen Klein .... stunt coordinator
Michael Mohr .... stunt coordinator
Rainer Werner .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Johnny Feurer .... first assistant camera
Kaja Styczynska .... clapper/loader
Robert Wedemeyer .... key grip
Casting Department
Burkhard Eick .... casting: bit parts and extras
Delia Eick .... casting: bit parts and extras
Gregor J. Weber .... casting: bit parts and extras
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daniela Backes .... set costumer
Stella Belli .... assistant costume designer
Genoveva Kylburg .... assistant costume designer
Sanne van Deursen .... assistant costume design: Netherlands
Editorial Department
Bernd Hantke .... assistant editor
Steffen Paul .... on-line editor
Transportation Department
Ilja Kloppenburg .... production driver: Berlin
Martin Kuschan .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Ermin Bravo .... dialogue coach
Florentin Camerer .... trainee production assistant
Ognjen Dizdarevic .... production manager: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Adis Djapo .... production coordinator: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Annette Drees .... script supervisor
Steffi Hiller .... production accountant
Ernestine Kahn .... dialogue coach
Norbert Klingner .... legal counsel
Amira Lekic .... production coordinator: Bosnia & Herzegovina (as Amira Kresevljakovic)
Gabriele Roß .... production coordinator
Edin Sarkic .... location manager: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Eva Visser .... production manager: Netherlands
Jakob Arjouni .... thanks
Jakob Claussen .... thanks
Mattias Frik .... thanks

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103 min | USA:105 min | Germany:110 min (Berlin International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
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Germany:12 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Powerful stuff told with overwhelming restraint--a work of artistic reluctance, 20 March 2011
Author: secondtake from United States

Storm (2009)

It is hard for people outside of the United Nations crimes courts to know quite how that world feels from the inside. I think it's too foreign, in every way, to know. And Hollywood tends to approach this kind of situation with heightened drama, exaggerated flair, darker darks and more romantic romances. I'm not a U.N. insider, but this isn't Hollywood and "Storm" feels as close to getting to the reality of that world as you can get in a fictional milieu. That's the brilliance of the filmmakers, withholding and avoiding undue drama but also making the characters complex and interesting.

Of course, restraint isn't always the way to engross your audience, and "Storm" tends to be interesting all along. It feels important and principled, a lot like its characters. This might help it last as a classic of some sort, gaining over time some of the shine it doesn't quite have now. But there is also the issue of why, exactly, the victims of war atrocities in the Bosnian conflict were forgotten by most of the world in the years after the war ended. From an American point of view, Yugoslavia had always seemed far away, not quite Europe, not quite Asia, becoming a mix of newly minted countries from the dissolution of a big one that had always remained isolated internationally. But the Europeans understand one of their own, and if this movie is right, it seems that Bosnia (and Serbia et al) were largely forgotten once the actual war was over. "Storm" is a particularly European approach to the issue, a Danish film overall, but a multi-culti multi-country production that fits its subject perfectly.

This movie is about a kind of dogged heroism that is part of the glory, really (no joke) of the United Nations. You come to appreciate the struggling, idealist foreign service and civil rights work that goes on at the lower levels of the U.N. completely out of sight, but critically important. Here the fight is led by a discouraged mid-career lawyer played by Kerry Fox with something approaching perfection. Her character is so everyday (for a high powered lawyer), you sometimes forget that the actress is pulling it off so well. The second lead comes in only halfway through, the equally brilliant Romanian actress Anamaria Marinca, who is a victim being coaxed into testifying, even though it is putting her life and her family in mortal danger.

Not many movies get made about this world in part because it's a little dry. There are no shootouts or bombs, just suspicious glares, sudden backroom decisions. But it's an important movie, at least it was for me, giving me just a small insight into that world, and into the social wreckage of the Bosnian war. If it had been given more drama, it would have acquired more hype, and director Hans-Christian Schmid deserves a bow for his steadfastness.

In researching a little, I found this review which I thought was really well written, you might also enjoy:

Or just see the darned movie.

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