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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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Complete credited cast:
Sarah Ford
Diana Lyubenova ...
Kalin Sarmenov ...
Stefan Shterev ...
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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.


Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 July 2013 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Shrapnel  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The book that Robert De Niro is seen reading at the start of the movie is "For whom the bell tolls" by Ernest Hemingway. The Hemingway novel features a main character named "Robert" and deals with the Spanish Civil War - the Bosnian/Serb civil war is the background to the movie. See more »


When Ben Ford looks up to a bird in the sky a Andes Condor is shown flying. Condors only live in the Andes mountains in South America See more »


[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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Don't Take Your Guns to Town
Written and Performed by Johnny Cash
Published by Warner
Chappell Music Publishing (BMI) Inc o/b/o
Anne Rachel Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Columbia Nashville
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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total anti-Serbian propaganda
16 July 2013 | by (Srbija) – See all my reviews

historically incorrect! naive and just stupid! But corresponds to an uneducated American public!


acting is good (6/10) actors are great (10/10) but obviously not read the script before accepting the role

If you like a bit of action and a lot of stupid torture scenes then this is the movie for you.

Time spent watching this film better use to learn something in life.

I hope that I have fulfilled the required ten lines of text, which is much more than this movie deserves

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