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5 Days of War (2011)

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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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Thomas Anders
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Tatia Meddevi
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Sebastian Ganz
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Miriam Eisner
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Cpt. Rezo Avaliani
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Mikheil Gomiashvili ...
Anton Meddevi
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Sofi Meddevi (as Ani Imnadze)
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Michael Stilton (as Ken Cranham)
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Chris Bailot
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Minister Temur Iakobashvili
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Their only weapon is the truth.

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Action | Drama | War

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

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6 June 2011 (Georgia)  »

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5 Days of War  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

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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No Fear of Heights
Written and Performed by Katie Melua
Courtesy of Dramatico Entertainment Ltd.
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Good action in some places. Horrible idea. Overall: WASTED TIME!
21 August 2011 | by (United States, GA) – See all my reviews

Liked the action in some parts, quite realistic.

However, the whole idea of the movie is too plain "Georgians are good, and Russians are bad"... Smells like cheaply paid propaganda movie. Nowdays only mind limited folks can think that Russia started the war. Whatever they say... Georgian president gave the order to slaughter "his own people" on the night before Olympic games started:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8281990.stm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_South_Ossetia_war

Watch the classics "Saving Private Ryan", "Tears of the sun", "We were soldiers"...

P.S.: the scene with wedding is well described here http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/jul/02/afghanistan.lukeharding


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