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Killing Season (2013)

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Two veterans of the Bosnian War - one American, one Serbian - find their unlikely friendship tested when one of them reveals their true intentions.

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SHRAPNEL tells the story of two veterans of the Bosnian War, one American, one Serbian, who clash in the Appalachian Mountain wilderness. FORD is a former American soldier who fought on the front lines in Bosnia. When our story begins, he has retreated to a remote cabin in the woods, trying to escape painful memories of war. The drama begins when KOVAC, a former Serbian soldier, seeks Ford out, hoping to settle an old score. What follows is a cat-and-mouse game in which Ford and Kovac fght their own personal World War III, with battles both physical and psychological. By the end of the flm, old wounds are opened, suppressed memories are drawn to the surface and long-hidden secrets about both Ford and Kovac are revealed. Written by producer

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The purest form of war is one on one.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, some torture, and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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25 July 2013 (Israel)  »

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$27,713 (USA) (12 July 2013)

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$27,713 (USA) (12 July 2013)
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When Benjamin emerges from the rapids and seeks shelter in a nearby cave, the survival techniques he uses are all authentic. He urinates on his leg wound to disinfect it as urine contains salts and ammonia. He later uses a medicinal herb poultice under a bandage to facilitate the safe healing of the wound. He sanitized water by boiling it, then makes pine tea to further warm his body core to prevent hypothermia setting in. The fire pit he digs is taught in military special forces, who adopted it from the Native Americans. Commonly known as a "Dakota" fire pit. It is two chambers dug into the ground roughly elbow deep that join at the bottom in a "V", with the excavated dirt mounded at the rims. The larger chamber contains the fire while the narrower one provides airflow at the base. The value of the fire pit is that it conceals firelight, as well as has the ability to be instantly extinguished and concealed by pushing the excavated dirt back in. This makes it very valuable to a soldier for escape and evasion. The knife used in the film is a Gerber LHR combat knife. Now discontinued and a collectible. See more »

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In last scene, as Ben exits and taxi and climbs the stairs to his son's front door, Ben is limping dramatically on his left leg - however, all of his injuries were sustained to his right leg. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Emil Kovac: For 18 years I have waited.
[stands to leave]
Serbian: So what now?
Emil Kovac: Hunting. I am going hunting.
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Connections

Featured in The Making of 'Killing Season' (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Walk My Loneliness Home
Performed by Buddy Long
Written by Donnie Owens and Tommy Jennings (as Tommy Lee Jennings)
Courtesy of Fervor Records Vintage
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oh, really?
1 August 2013 | by (Bucharest, Romania) – See all my reviews

The movie starts with a good old Pentagon-ease lie, in bold letters: "Serbian Army invaded Bosnia". Right, only that was Serbian Army from within Bosnia, which also held a Muslim Army and a Croatian fascist movement, as a documented fact. And Emil Kovac??? A Hungarian name for a Serbian army vet? No Serb will talk neither Serbian nor English with an accent like Travolta's ever. Also, the shape of the beard that Travolta's wearing is usual for the Muslim fundamentalists from all over the world, not for the Christian Orthodox Serbians. What's wrong with you, people?Don't have enough money to get some help from a real historian or familiar of Balkans? Disgusting. The rest is silence(d).


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