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Beyond Borders (2003)

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The world's cruelty is confronted with the love of two different people who tries to save mankind from poverty and war.

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Martin Campbell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelina Jolie ... Sarah Jordan
Clive Owen ... Nick Callahan
Teri Polo ... Charlotte Jordan
Linus Roache ... Henry Bauford
Noah Emmerich ... Elliott Hauser
Yorick van Wageningen ... Steiger
Timothy West ... Lawrence Bauford
Kate Trotter ... Mrs. Bauford
Jonathan Higgins ... Philip (as Johnathan Higgins)
John Gausden John Gausden ... Jimmy Bauford
Isabelle Horler Isabelle Horler ... Anna Bauford
Iain Lee ... Master of Ceremonies
Keelan Anthony Keelan Anthony ... Jojo (as Keelan Anthony Ray Forsythe)
John Bourgeois ... Rolly
Kalyane Tea Kalyane Tea ... Steiger's Girlfriend
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Storyline

Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984. She is married to Henry Bauford son of a wealthy British industrialist, when she encounters Nick Callahan a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. As a result, Sarah embarks upon a journey of discovery that leads to danger, heartbreak and romance in the far corners of the world. Written by Anonymous

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In A Place She Didn't Belong, Among People She Never Knew, She Found A Way To Make A Difference. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and war-related violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Amharic | Khmer | German | Chechen

Release Date:

24 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Más allá de las fronteras See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,076,402, 26 October 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,426,297, 23 November 2003
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Parts of the film were made in -40 degree temperatures. And then +40 degree temperatures. See more »

Goofs

A Khmer Rouge officer claims he only answers to god, when in fact the Khmer Rouge brutally surpressed everyone who did not abandon their religion. The Khmer Rouge believed in only one thing, and that was 'Angkar', the ruling body of the Khmer Rouge. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sarah Jordan: I wonder, do we all know where we belong? And if we do, in our hearts, why do we so often do nothing about it? There must be more to this life, a purpose for us all, a place to belong. You were my home. I knew from the moment I met you, that night, so many years ago.
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to all relief workers and the millions of people who are victims of war and persecution. They continue to inspire us all with their courage and will to survive. See more »

Connections

Featured in Six Feet Under: The Rainbow of Her Reasons (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Tirut Tebatin Lig
Traditional Ethiopian Song
Performed by Ejigayehi "Gigi" Shibabaw
Courtesy of Disques INEDIT/Maison des Cultures du Monde
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The Point
2 April 2005 | by laratringemSee all my reviews

Most people are missing the point. This movie has power, from the first scene of the camp in Ethiopia. Maybe the acting wasn't spectacular, no, and neither was the plot. And yes it was strange to see a piano in the desert. But that is not the point. The point is this is really happening, and has been happening for far too long. That people everyday really do risk life and limb to help other humans who have no choice but to go through life living that risk as a reality. The point of this movie is to connect to the viewer, to ask the viewer to recognize that more needs to be done, that more can be done.

Reading an interview with Angelina Jolie inspired me when I was 17 years old to go into a life of service. I will be joining the Peace Corps when I graduate college in 2006. Hopefully, I will be deployed to Senegal to help in small business development. Now, after reading about the genocide in Rwanda in a book entitled "Shake Hands with the Devil" by Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire, I am convinced that I can do something, anything, at least on some level. I hope the film, rather than being perceived as good or bad, will inspire others all the same.

So what if the movie wasn't Oscar caliber? At least the refugee and continuing conflict situations have been brought to light in another way, brought to more people's attention. Instead of debating the film's merits we should be out there doing something right now. Whether it's calling the attention a local politician, learning on our own, writing an opinion piece for a newspaper, teaching our children tolerance and understanding, or donating money to a worthy cause. More can be done so easily.

BBC Interview with Angelina Jolie: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/3808501.stm


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