5 Days of War (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, War  |  6 June 2011 (Georgia)
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A drama set centered around the war between Russia and Georgia, and focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native who become caught in the crossfire.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Anders
Tatia Meddevi
Sebastian Ganz
Miriam Eisner
Cpt. Rezo Avaliani
Col. Alexandr Demidov (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Mikheil Gomiashvili ...
Anton Meddevi
Ana Imnadze ...
Sofi Meddevi (as Ani Imnadze)
Michael Stilton (as Ken Cranham)
Chris Bailot
Sergo Shvedkov ...
Minister Temur Iakobashvili


A drama set centered around the war between Russia and Georgia, and focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native who become caught in the crossfire.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Their only weapon is the truth.


Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody war violence and atrocities, and for pervasive language. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 June 2011 (Georgia)  »

Also Known As:

5 Days of War  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,254 (USA) (19 August 2011)


$17,149 (USA) (9 September 2011)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Near the beginning, president Saakashvili can be seen munching on his necktie. This was based on an actual incident, in which the president was caught on camera while chewing on his tie, unaware that the camera was rolling. The footage has been widely translated, and can be easily found on YouTube. See more »


News announcer quotes Vladimir Putin that "the loss Georgia was a major geopolitical tragedy of the twentieth century" (apparently meaning the South Ossetian War 1991-92). Putin has never said that. In fact, in 2005 he referred to collapse of the Soviet Union the main geopolitical tragedy of the twentieth-century. See more »


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Propaganda? Yeah that fits.
2 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I could spend an hour writing a detailed play by play of the movie, but it's easier to say that yes... This is in fact a propaganda movie, so much so it uses the actual Georgian Army as "actors" for this film and using only Georgians as sources for the script.

But with that aside, can it be considered a good movie regardless of it's fictional re-writing of history? Sadly this is also no, it has direct to DVD written all over it, If it hadn't been filmed in Georgia, using Georgian soldiers giving it a authentic look it would have nothing standing this movie up.

I'll end this on a quote from Anna Neistat who works for "amnesty international" "This film portrays Russians and Ossetians as barbaric beasts and Georgians as peace angels." I couldn't sum it up any better Anna.

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