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6 June 2011 (Georgia) See more »
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Their only weapon is the truth.
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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. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Rupert Friend ... Thomas Anders

Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Tatia Meddevi

Richard Coyle ... Sebastian Ganz

Heather Graham ... Miriam Eisner

Johnathon Schaech ... Cpt. Rezo Avaliani

Rade Serbedzija ... Col. Alexandr Demidov (as Rade Sherbedgia)

Andy Garcia ... President Mikheil Saakashvili

Val Kilmer ... Dutchman

Mikko Nousiainen ... Daniil
Mikheil Gomiashvili ... Anton Meddevi
Ana Imnadze ... Sofi Meddevi (as Ani Imnadze)

Antje Traue ... Zoe

Kenneth Cranham ... Michael Stilton (as Ken Cranham)

Dean Cain ... Chris Bailot
Sergo Shvedkov ... Minister Temur Iakobashvili

Steven Robertson ... Minister Davit Kezerashvili

Alan McKenna ... Minister Alexander Lomaia
Giorgi Tsaava ... Maj. Lavrin
Lasha Kankava ... Daniil's Man #1
Beka Tabukashvili ... Daniil's Man #2
Lasha Okreshidze ... Georgian Lieutenant
Kakha Mikiashvili ... Inn Keeper
Natia Metreveli ... Inn Keeper's Wife
Lile Oniani ... Inn keeper's infant
Natalia Gularashvili ... Inn keeper's baby
Gia Kusikashvili ... Village Man
Lia Suluashvili ... Woman Shot in Knees
Koka Shanava ... Militia Boy

Anna Walton ... Karin
Liako Gogidze ... Waitress

Tornike Bziava ... Giorgi the guide
Kakha Gogidze ... Priest
Giorgi Kipshidze ... Iraqi Taxi Driver
Levan Pirtskhalava ... Georgian Lieutenant
Zurab Ingorokva ... Georgian Captain (as Zura Ingorokva)
Rostom Lortkipanidze ... Priest

Luke Albright ... Satellite Van Tech Jameson
Jino Jiniuzashvili ... Oldest Militia Boy
Giorgi Ushikishvili ... Wedding singer
Manana Midelashvili ... Disabled Woman
Ruslan Bakradze ... Disabled Man
Aleko Gabedava ... Rezo's Soldier
Nika Tserediani ... Chief of Police
Malkhaz Abuladze ... Mayor
Natalia Kipshidze ... Girl in Church
Dali Doijashvili ... Older Village Woman
Nino Jokhadze ... Young Village Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alek Friedman ... Russian soldier (voice) (uncredited)

Konstantin Lavysh ... Russian Soldier / Spetsnaz (voice) (uncredited)
Avi Liani ... Georgian Soldier (uncredited)

Beka Sikharulidze ... Groom / Russian Soldier (voice) (uncredited)
Givi Sikharulidze ... Valdas Adamkus - President of Lithuania (uncredited)
Zura Tsintsqiladze ... Valdis Zatlers - President of Latvia (uncredited)

Rick Yudt ... Mark Rudolph (uncredited)

Directed by
Renny Harlin 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Mikko Alanne (screenplay)

David Battle (based on a screenplay by)

Produced by
Mirza Davitaia .... producer
Michael P. Flannigan .... executive producer
Giorgi Gelovani .... executive producer
Renny Harlin .... producer
David Imedo .... executive producer (as David Imedashvili)
Lis Kern .... associate producer
Cyndy Kuipers .... executive producer
Christopher Landry .... co-producer
George Lascu .... producer
Avi Liani .... co-producer
Dan Masciarelli .... producer: main title, Rok!t
Koba Nakopia .... producer
Nikki Stanghetti .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Trevor Rabin 
 
Cinematography by
Checco Varese 
 
Film Editing by
Brian Berdan 
 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor 
 
Production Design by
Marc Greville-Masson 
 
Art Direction by
Annie Sperling 
Tea Telia 
 
Set Decoration by
Guga Kotetishvili 
 
Costume Design by
Elvis Davis 
 
Makeup Department
Veriko Bedeladze .... assistant makeup artist
Irma Datuashvili .... makeup artist
Sophie Machavariani .... third makeup artist
Snejina Merdganova .... key makeup artist
Nana Nanuli .... assistant makeup artist
Lavrenti Sarishvili .... hair stylist
Dimitrina Stoyanova .... key hair stylist
Yana Stoyanova .... makeup department head
Yana Stoyanova .... makeup designer
Rick Stratton .... tattoo artist
Tamta Turkadze .... assistant makeup artist
Pasha Usubyan .... assistant hair stylist
Salome Zakaraia .... crowd makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mamuka Chicradze .... production manager
George Imedashvili .... production manager
Zachary Matz .... executive in charge of production
Giorgi Ramishvili .... production manager
Iliya Sotirov .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tommy Martin .... second assistant director
Lasha Minaiashvili .... first assistant director: second unit
Vladimir Orlov .... second unit director
Brad Robinson .... second second assistant director
Gregory Santoro .... second second assistant director
Shea Varge .... second second assistant director
Mary Ellen Woods .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Tarik Amchemar .... props
Bilyana Buchmann .... assistant property master
Dirk Buchmann .... property master
Jonathan Gesinski .... storyboard artist
Giorgi Gogorikidze .... art department buyer
Zura Gogorikidze .... props
Maximino Gonzalez .... construction manager
Eka Ioseliani .... art department coordinator
Alexandre Kapanadze .... graphic designer
Grigori Laperadze .... construction coordinator
Irakli Mchedlidze .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Christopher S. Aud .... supervising sound editor
Nick Baldock .... adr recordist
Benjamin Beardwood .... sound editor
Stephanie Brown .... assistant sound editor
Richard Bullock Jr. .... boom operator
Eric Flickinger .... digital mix technician
Karyn Foster .... adr editor
Dave Fritz .... adr recordist
Adam Horley .... adr recordist
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Laurent Kossayan .... sound effects editor
Nick Kray .... adr mixer
Mark L. Mangino .... supervising dialogue editor
Marc Meyer .... sound effects editor
Téa Mindeli .... sound
Robert Sharman .... sound mixer
Andy Stallabrass .... adr recordist
Nino Tevdorashvili .... utility sound
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ilya Churinov .... special effects coordinator
Andrei Doronin .... special effects technician
Andrey Emelyanov .... special effects technician
Nikoloz Gabashvili .... special effects technician
Soso Gvasalia .... special effects technician
Anton Melnikov .... special effects technician
Roman Pershin .... special effects technician
Igor Titov .... special effects foreman
Mikhail Yakushev .... special effects technician
Alexander Zhurikin .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Stephen Delisle .... digital compositor
Brian DeMetz .... visual effects technical director: Final Light VFX
Scott Dougherty .... visual effects executive producer: Furious FX
Ben Kilgore .... visual effects artist
Marcin Kummer .... digital compositor: Celluloid Visual Effects
Vladimir Leschinski .... senior visual effects supervisor
David Lingenfelser .... executive visual effects supervisor: Furious Fx
Elena Lotanova .... visual effects production assistant
James McQuaide .... visual effects supervisor
Landon Medeiros .... compositor: Furious FX
Gary Oldroyd .... visual effects producer: Sub/Par Pix
Bryan Shepperd .... cg artist: Furious FX
Mark Shoaf .... cg supervisor: Furious FX
Tommy Tran .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Dmitry Aksyonov .... stunts (as Dmitry Axenov)
Shota Aphazishvili .... stunts
Pavel Avilov .... stunts
Sviatolsav Barabolia .... stunts
Aleksandr Baranov .... stunts
Vyacheslav Barkovskiy .... stunts (as Vyacheslav Barkovsky)
Beka Chitiashvili .... stunts
Ucha Dolidze .... stunts
Kristina Gagiladze .... stunts
Vyacheslav Ivanov .... stunts
Martynas Ivanova .... stunts
Ruslan Khabibullov .... stunts
Zed Korshoonoff .... stunts
Alexander Kraevskiy .... stunts
Nika Nadashvili .... stunts
Zura Nanobashvili .... stunts
Sergey Nosulenko .... stunts (as Sergei Nosulenko)
Vladimir Orlov .... stunt coordinator
Nikolay Pavlyuk .... stunts (as Nikolai Pavlyuk)
Oleg Poddubnyy .... stunts (as Oleg Poddubny)
Gela Poladashvili .... stunts
Keti Shareidze .... stunts
Vladimir Shishkin .... stunt rigger
Alexander Solovyev .... stunts
Yury Tomlin .... stunts
Anton Tonavaniani .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vaja Aprasidze .... grip
Darren Boyce .... key grip
Arturo Castañeda .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Sandro Darakhvelidze .... first assistant camera
Vaja Demetrashvili .... first assistant camera
Temo Ezieshvili .... grip
Jerry Fil .... b dolly grip
Filip Filipov .... a dolly grip
Levan Gogoladze .... grip
Shalva Gogoladze .... grip
Sascia Ippoliti .... camera operator: aerial unit
Sascia Ippoliti .... steadicam operator: b-camera operator
Gorgaslan Khaindrava .... grip
Nikolai Kostov .... best boy grip
Luis Lattanzi .... additional camera operator
Luis Lattanzi .... first assistant camera
Shota Liparteliani .... data wrangler
Michael Mansouri .... digital film technician
Irakli Metreveli .... second assistant camera
Dennis Noyes .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Radoslav Petkov .... video assist
Iura Pogosov .... dolly grip
Anthony Police .... key rigging grip
Anthony Police .... rigging gaffer
Giorgi Shvelidze .... camera operator
Levan Sikharulidze .... second assistant camera
Yuda Tatarko .... gaffer
Zura Tsuleiskiri .... grip
Joshua Turner .... aerial camera assistant
Joshua Turner .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Vigen Vartanov .... digital imaging technician
Ivan Vatzov .... assistant camera
George 'Jib Arm' Zakaidze .... grip
Jondy Zakaidze .... grip
 
Casting Department
Brittany Burke .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tamar Guliashvili .... set costumer
Sofia Kharebashvili .... assistant costume designer
Irina Kotcheva .... costume supervisor
Jasmina Vasileva .... key costumer (as Jasmina Vasileva-Stoichkova)
 
Editorial Department
Evans Butterworth .... digital intermediate executive
Tom Dailey .... first assistant editor
Maxine Gervais .... digital intermediate colorist
Kathleen Largay .... digital intermediate colorist assist
Adam Ohl .... digital intermediate producer
Tom Scully .... assistant editor
Jeff Smithwick .... color timer
 
Music Department
Robb Boyd .... music editor
Steve Kempster .... score recordist
Paul Linford .... composer: additional music
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
 
Transportation Department
Andro Klebanski .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Zviadi Alkhanaidze .... location manager
Bob Corff .... voice coach
Tad Driscoll .... production accountant
Nina Eristavi .... adr voice
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Tamuna Galdava .... production secretary
Maia Imedashvili .... production assistant
Nino Jorjadze .... production assistant
Natalie Khakhnelidze .... production assistant
Dea Kulumbegashvili .... key production assistant
Avi Liani .... financial manager
Amanda MacLachlan .... assistant: Val Kilmer
Traci Martin .... first assistant accountant
Jill McCullough .... dialect coach
Sophie Parjiani .... production assistant
Tanoa Parks .... production accountant
Stasi Petrova .... production coordinator
Rusudan Pirveli .... assistant: Michael P. Flannigan
Marina Ranghelova .... travel agent
Sam Sako .... adr voice
Vicki L. Sawyer .... production accountant: prep
Shane B. Scott .... script supervisor
Nikki Stanghetti .... assistant: Renny Harlin
Ina Vaseva .... assistant production coordinator
Rick Lipton .... dialogue coach: Rupert Friend (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Charles Ferraro .... the producers wish to thank
Liisa Harjola .... the producers wish to thank
Luukas Harlin .... the producers wish to thank
 

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Also Known As:
"City on Fire" - Malaysia (English title) (theatrical title)
"5 Days" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
"City on Fire" - Asia (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody war violence and atrocities, and for pervasive language.
Runtime:
113 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Andy Garcia was sought for the role of Georgina president Mikhail Saakashvili for two reasons: he resembled Saakashvil;, and he is Saakashvili's favorite American actor.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Soundtrack:
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13 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Prefers to sugarcoat, not to inform, 19 June 2012
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

5 Days of War is a film not out to give an accurate depiction of the 2008 Russo-Georgia War, but to gloss over any implications and make its own biased, fictitious version of it. War is a touchy subject to conduct a film on, but thankfully, many war films have been exceptionally well done and stellar in quality. This is the first one I've come across that is poor in quality.

It's so rare to see a war film robbed of all character development, emotional elements, plot, coherency, and facts. Yet, 5 Days of War shows us that it is possible and that when done in such poor quality it can further cement an event into a sea of puzzlement. The United States of America wasn't up to date come time of the Russo-Georgia War in August of 2008, and Bush had decided to leave the country out of it. A smart move if you ask me. The US was already starting to get hit with one of the most deadly recessions of all time and, already fighting two wars, it was a good plan to let two other countries just settle out the differences by themselves. So, to release a film in America about the war was actually not a bad idea. The problem? Because our knowledge on it is so limited we could easily be persuaded the wrong way. And that is what 5 Days of War appears to be doing. Persuading people the wrong way.

Georgia and Russia both committed several atrocities in the time of the war. The film makes it look like Georgia was minding its own business and the big, bad Russians just decided to blow the hell out of everything Georgian. Georgia actually helped to trigger the Russians into fighting back in the war. That part is almost wholly absent.

The film revolves around Thomas Anders (Friend), a reporter who was rescued upon visiting Iraq with colleagues after being gunned down in their car. A year later, he gets word that conflict is brewing in Georgia, so heads out to cover the story. Anders meets a young Georgia woman named Tatia (Chriqui) and another reporter named Sebastian (Coyle) where they must learn to survive during the war.

It seems 5 Days of War is less concerned with actuality and being an informative piece of work, and instead tries to be a gritty action film. Going into this expecting a nice, expansive retelling of events leading up to the war, I was presented with typical war schlock with loud, unnecessary gunfire and over-exaggerated acting all around. This is also one of the first war films I've ever seen that was void of all things emotional. It was moot in the field of playing with your tear-ducts, mainly because you don't know the characters well enough to form any sort of opinion about them. There is a scene where one of the main characters is shot off of the back of a moving truck. Her friends and companions are clearly shocked and sobbing uncontrollably. We as audience members are staring blankly wishing a tear or two would form. Alas, nothing but utter silence followed by increasing restlessness and dreariness.

At the very end, the film goes sentimental and right before the end credits we see many people who've lost relatives in the five day war between the feuding countries holding pictures of their loved ones and honoring them respectably. Even in this field emotion doesn't ring, but we do feel sort of uneasy. Think about it; you watch an empty, mundane war film that is absent of emotional elements only to be tested for tears one more time before the credits role showing people who have lost their loved ones in the same event. The whole act sounds contrived and almost unforgivable.

Starring: Andy García, Val Kilmer, Richard Coyle, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rupert Friend, Johnathon Schaech, Dean Cain, Rade Šerbedžija, Antje Traue, and Heather Graham. Directed by: Renny Harlin.

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