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
[Examines Mark's injuries
You took quite a jolt, but you're not paralysed. And it seems there are no broken bones. Legs will be the biggest problem. That's always the case.
Legs, legs legs... for every arm I've amputated up here I've probably taken ten legs. Strange, isn't it? Human legs are just not designed for modern war.
[Long pause: Talzani gives Mark a yellow tag
Take it easy. Get some rest.