Mark and David are best friends, photo journalists going from war to war. In the spring of 1988, they're in Kurdistan, at an isolated mountain clinic, waiting for an offensive. David's had enough - he wants to go home to Dublin to his pregnant wife. He leaves, with Mark promising to follow in a few days. A week or so later, Mark's home after being wounded, but David's not been heard from. Mark's slow recovery and uncharacteristic behavior alarm his girlfriend, Elena, who asks her grandfather, a Spanish psychologist, to come to Dublin to help. Are there things the carefree and detached journalist is bottling up? Is he a casualty of war? Written by
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Rated R for war violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexuality and nudity
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Did You Know?
In the film, Joaquin asks Mark his age, to which Mark replies he is 34. Colin Farrell
was in fact 33 when making the film. Joaquin later admits in the film that he is 86, which was the age Christopher Lee
was at the time of filming. See more
[Mark has just talked of an early experience as a war photographer involving a young boy's murder
Why do you think this incident affected you?
I dunno. Maybe I felt responsible.
Well perhaps if you hadn't been there, he wouldn't have run. The soldiers would not have fired, hmm?
[after a pause
I suppose so...
Well that makes perfect sense. You feel that you're responsible because to a great degree, you are. You think I'm too harsh? How many people have you told this story to, Mark? Four? Three? ...