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Killing Season (2013)

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Two veterans of the Bosnian War, one American, one Serbian, find their unlikely friendship tested when one of them reveals their true intentions.

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Evan Daugherty
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert De Niro ... Benjamin Ford
John Travolta ... Emil Kovac
Milo Ventimiglia ... Chris Ford
Elizabeth Olin ... Sarah Ford
Diana Lyubenova Diana Lyubenova ... Elena
Kalin Sarmenov Kalin Sarmenov ... Serbian
Stefan Shterev Stefan Shterev ... Bar Customer
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Killing Season tells the story of two veterans of the Bosnian War, one American, one Serbian, who clash in the Appalachian Mountain wilderness. FORD is a former American soldier who fought on the front lines in Bosnia. When our story begins, he has retreated to a remote cabin in the woods, trying to escape painful memories of war. The drama begins when KOVAC, a former Serbian soldier, seeks Ford out, hoping to settle an old score. What follows is a cat-and-mouse game in which Ford and Kovac fight their own personal World War III, with battles both physical and psychological. By the end of the film, old wounds are opened, suppressed memories are drawn to the surface and long-hidden secrets about both Ford and Kovac are revealed. Written by producer

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The purest form of war is one on one.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, some torture, and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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USA | Belgium | Bulgaria

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English | Serbian

Release Date:

25 July 2013 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Shrapnel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,713, 14 July 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,713, 14 July 2013
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The book that Robert De Niro is seen reading at the start of the movie is "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway. The Hemingway novel features a main character named "Robert", and deals with the Spanish Civil War, the Bosnian/Serbian civil war is the background to the movie. See more »

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When Ben is holding Emil at gunpoint on the rock, his hands alternate between holding the rifle above his waist and below in between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Emil Kovac: For 18 years I have waited.
[stands to leave]
Serbian: So what now?
Emil Kovac: Hunting. I am going hunting.
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Featured in The Making of 'Killing Season' (2013) See more »

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Metalicker
Written by Barbie McDonald
Published by Engine Co 30
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Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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To far they live to know what happened
14 July 2013 | by duckrogers007See all my reviews

One star for Travolta and De Niro in film, without them i would give a movie a null, void, nothing, empty space. So its two.

Lets talk about history. Every side has its own history, and maybe in 50 years we will as collective see the truth. But now I see a lot of people here talking about what happened and defending them self's. Why? They missed the point of the movie, that war is over....(third star) Now its three stars.

In basic its history repeating it self over and over, and not learning it and knowing the through we make mistakes all over again.

Sorry guys I'm from Croatia, I always lived here, and a lot of my good neighbors were Serbs that defended their homes against not so good neighbors which had informations and one day just started the war, in their back yards, in their town, against their neighbors. Thats just insane.

My home town had survived some heavy stuff, i could say that attack on police precinct was just as film from 70's.

But my god, please, let just put it all a side, and say that it was insanity, lets be friends, and move on...like that joke De Niro told at the end.

Acting OK, as if i doubt it with those two. script heavy crap, Locations beautiful. Hollywood two thumbs down for this one.


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