- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 3, 2004
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Miramax Echo Bridge
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - English
- Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
- Additional Release Material:
- Documentary: "Locked & Loaded"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Woody Harrelson &
Haris Sarvan &
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Graham Broadbent &
Director of Photography:
USA Today - 11/26/1997
"...[A] visceral climax....It keeps its focus..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
Film Comment - 07/01/1997
"...[The film has an] emotive power..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/30/1997
New York Times - 11/26/1997
"...Mr. Winterbottom presents a gonzo guided tour of life under fire....Goran Visnjic gives a gently affecting performance and best illustrates the civilians' plight..."
Michael Winterbottom's ingenious drama, adapted by journalist Michael Nicholson from his memoir NATASHA'S STORY, concerns the horrific bloodshed that broke out in Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. Most specifically, the film focuses its attention on Bosnia, the capital of Sarajevo, when the violence was its most intense and unpredictable. The story follows a group of journalists who spend their days braving the front lines, searching for footage that will guarantee them a prime slot on their local newscast. Stephen Dillane plays Michael Henderson, a disillusioned English war reporter working alongside cameraman Gregg (James Nesbitt) and producer Jane (Kerry Fox). The trio immediately befriends their new driver, Risto (Goran Visnjic), while contending with Flynn (Woody Harrelson), a hotshot American who is more interested in individual glory than the war itself. When Nina (Marisa Tomei), a relief worker, arrives to shuttle a busload of children out of the country, Henderson takes it upon himself to smuggle out Emira (Emira Nusevic), an apparent orphan, risking his life in the process. With WELCOME TO SARAJEVO, Winterbottom cleverly combines documentary footage of the horrific acts of "ethnic cleansing" with a more traditional story, resulting in a highly original motion picture that aims to shed light on the tragic civil war that ravaged Yugoslavia.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Welcome To Sarajevo
Woody Harrelson (PLAY IT TO THE BONE), Academy Award(R)-winner Marisa Tomei (Best Supporting Actress, 1992, MY COUSIN VINNY), and Stephen Dillane (THE HOURS) team up and deliver powerhouse performances in this true story of courage and daring! Living on the edge amid the constant threat of attack, an offbeat band of TV journalists, lead by hotshot Jimmy Flynn (Harrelson), report from a devastated war-torn country. The action intensifies when one of the journalists crosses the line and risks his life in a bold attempt to smuggle an orphaned girl to safety. Filling the screen with a jarring mix of passion and danger, WELCOME TO SARAJEVO is a gritty, behind-the-scenes look at covering a war -- head-on and on the run. Don't miss it!
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- Sales Rank: 70,365
- UPC: 096009760496
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