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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.

Director:

Peter Kosminsky

Writer:

Leigh Jackson
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Cast

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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Genres:

Drama | War

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Pvt. Alan James: I've seen people on fire.
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Harrowing, bleak and brilliant war film.
6 December 2002 | by Andy (AndoMando)See all my reviews

This film, about a group of British soldiers helping out for the UN in Bosnia in the early 90s, is a disturbing, powerful and superb piece of film making.

Despite its long length, this film depicts the frustration and personal pain British troops faced while in Bosnia, witnessing mass deaths of civilians and being unable to give proper assistance because of war 'restrictions'. The atmosphere is bleak and often tense, with the audience sympathising with the frustrated troops after 'clearing' up human body remains.

The aftermath and the pain the soldiers continue to feel after they get back to Britian is unsympathetic and superbly acted, especially from 'Band Of Brothers' star Damian Lewis and Matthew MacFadyen, and the scene when a soldier befriends a Bosnian civilian wearing a Manchester United shirt and has to hand him over to officials to be shot is one of the most powerful humanitarian war scenes in any film I have ever witnessed, with the Liverpool born soldier sinking to breaking point and bursting into tears.

It is easy to see why people may not like this. The pace is slow from time to time. Perhaps it is a touchy subject, but its a shame more people in America will not have the chance to see it. They should. It is compulsive viewing.

Harrowing and brilliant, Warriors will stay with you.

8.5 out of 10


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