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Warriors (1999)

After seeing devastating results of ethnic war in former Yugoslavia soldiers from UNPROFOR peace units find it impossible to return back to their civil lives in the UK.

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Peter Kosminsky

Writer:

Leigh Jackson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Macfadyen ... Pte. Alan James
Darren Morfitt Darren Morfitt ... Pte. Peter Skeet
Cal MacAninch ... Sgt. Andre Sochanik
Ioan Gruffudd ... Lt. John Feeley
Joe Renton Joe Renton ... Cpl. Gary Sprague
Steve Chaplin Steve Chaplin ... Pte. Tommy Redmond
Damian Lewis ... Lt. Neil Loughrey
Jodhi May ... Emma
Pauline Yates Pauline Yates ... Gran
Shaun Dooley ... Pte. John Hookway
Gregory Chisholm Gregory Chisholm ... Pte. Martin Rook (as Greg Chisholm)
Simon Shepherd ... Major 'Brick' Stone
Tom Ward ... Capt. Richard Gurney
Predrag Bjelac ... Naser Zec
Ifan Meredith ... Lt. Jonathan Engel
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After seeing devastating results of ethnic war in former Yugoslavia soldiers from UNPROFOR peace units find it impossible to return back to their civil lives in the UK.

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Pvt. Alan James: I've seen people on fire.
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Warriors is 'factual'
28 September 2007 | by adwilliams134See all my reviews

Warriors is a drama, but every incident you see in it is factual. The makers interviewed Infantry soldiers from UNPROFOR1 (The Cheshire Regiment) and UNPROFOR2 (The Prince Of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment).

The MoD gave the makers permission to approach soldiers who had been involved in incidents so that they could replicate them for the screen, along with what the soldier's were actually thinking and feeling at the time.

A lot of incidents were rejected on the grounds that they would not be believed by the viewing public or were just to 'bloody'.

In addition, soldiers helped the actors wear their equipment properly, act properly etc.

How do I know this? Two of the incidents depicted I was involved in. I was in the Cheshire Regiment. I have since testified in 2 war crimes trials at the Hague.

No matter what you think, believe me it was far worse than what you see. You only see it, you don't smell it.

To this day (2007) most of us that were their in that first year still have a feeling that somehow we failed those poor people and our politicians were weak.

It is very, very well made and very, very realistic as to what it was like.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Peacekeepers See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

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Runtime:

(2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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