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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Anders
Tatia Meddevi
Sebastian Ganz
Miriam Eisner
Cpt. Rezo Avaliani
Col. Alexandr Demidov (as Rade Sherbedgia)
President Mikheil Saakashvili
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 USA:

$6,254, 21 August 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,149, 11 September 2011
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film takes place in 2007 and from August 7 to August 12, 2008. 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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Written and Performed by Katie Melua
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Could have been so much better
6 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

The open sequence is gut wrenchingly brilliant and raw, leaving you genuinely shocked. But as this scene fades into the next it appears the film changed director to one who watched to much A team and any 1960's World war II film.

For a film that purports to be a vision of real life events the director could not have got it more wrong. We are left with ridiculous battle scenes that are in fact an insult to the real horror of war on civilians. Hind gun ships firing bending missiles, the director loves this and we see these Hinds firing their bendy missiles all through out the film. Andy Garcia does his best Borat impression while the most shocking element of all is how much Val Kilmer has let himself go.

If you want to watch a brutal, raw and realistic film on the horrors of war, watch the first scene and then turn your TV off. If you want to watch some comic book propaganda film then keep on watching. A bad film that at the start hinted on how good it could have been!!

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