It is based on the novel "Dejarse Llover" by Paula Farias. See more »
When the vehicles go to Dokovo to find Nikolai's house, one overhead shot shows the vehicles driving along with flags flying on the driver's side of each. Every other shot (overhead and ground level) shows the flags on the passenger side, indicating that this overhead shot has been reversed. See more »
A Spanish film about the Balkan Way and atrocities.
The cast is led by a several Hollywood notables. Decent acting and script. Good pace and cinematography. The movie allows a rare look into the terrible atrocities of civilians terrorizing their neighbors.
As the aid workers try to extricate a body from a well. They are confounded by local apathy and bureaucracy. We do get a look through their eyes as they face jittery militia, armed kids and constant fear of mines and bobby traps.
Faced with daily danger and horrors, some of them develop a cynic sense of humor. They befriend a local boy and we get to see the tragedy faced by the orphans of a civil war.
The feel good ending came as a welcome surprise. Kudos to the director and book author.
I enjoyed it despite the difficult subject matter.
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