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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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Kalin Sarmenov ...
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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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The original script was set in the 1970s. 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 »

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

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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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A movie that could have been very good
15 July 2013 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

For starters, the movie gets absolutely everything wrong about events of the Bosnian war, but since such ignorance is expected from Hollywood, there is no reason to hold it against this particular title.

The premise of the movie is good, the basic story is decent, but the script could have been better written, the two main characters' stories never get satisfyingly developed. If this was directed by John McTiernan as originally planned, this would have been a great movie. Sadly, instead we got the guy who did Daredevil and he once again delivered a bland, uninspiring product. Acting is OK, Travolta did his best to hold a consistent accent (it was the wrong accent, but hey!) throughout the movie, while DeNiro looked more like he was only concerned with the paycheck.

All in all, the movie is not terrible, I guess it wouldn't kill you to watch it if you have nothing better to do for an hour and a half. The sad part is that this could have been a much, much better movie, perhaps even a classic.


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