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5 Days of War (2011)

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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.

Director:

Renny Harlin

Writers:

Mikko Alanne (screenplay), David Battle (based on a screenplay by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Mikheil Gomiashvili ... Anton Meddevi
Ana Imnadze Ana Imnadze ... Sofi Meddevi (as Ani Imnadze)
Antje Traue ... Zoe
Kenneth Cranham ... Michael Stilton (as Ken Cranham)
Dean Cain ... Chris Bailot
Sergo Shvedkov Sergo Shvedkov ... Minister Temur Iakobashvili
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Their only weapon is the truth.

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody war violence and atrocities, and for pervasive language. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Georgia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2011 (Georgia) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Renny Harlin/Georgia-Russia War Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Republic of Georgia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,254, 21 August 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,149, 11 September 2011
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Near the beginning, president Saakashvili can be seen munching on his necktie. This was based on an actual incident, in which the president was caught on camera while chewing on his tie, unaware that the camera was rolling. The footage has been widely translated, and can be easily found on YouTube. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Alternate Versions

In Polish release, music from ending credits was replaced by fragments of Lech Kaczynski's speech from Tbilisi in 2008. Additionally, Polish version was dedicated to Kaczynski. See more »

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No Fear of Heights
Written and Performed by Katie Melua
Courtesy of Dramatico Entertainment Ltd.
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Could have been so much better
6 August 2011 | by sixbells99See all my reviews

The open sequence is gut wrenchingly brilliant and raw, leaving you genuinely shocked. But as this scene fades into the next it appears the film changed director to one who watched to much A team and any 1960's World war II film.

For a film that purports to be a vision of real life events the director could not have got it more wrong. We are left with ridiculous battle scenes that are in fact an insult to the real horror of war on civilians. Hind gun ships firing bending missiles, the director loves this and we see these Hinds firing their bendy missiles all through out the film. Andy Garcia does his best Borat impression while the most shocking element of all is how much Val Kilmer has let himself go.

If you want to watch a brutal, raw and realistic film on the horrors of war, watch the first scene and then turn your TV off. If you want to watch some comic book propaganda film then keep on watching. A bad film that at the start hinted on how good it could have been!!


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