Storm (Sturm) (2009)



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A prosecutor at a tribunal in the Hague attempts to convince a potential witness to testify in a crucial case against the man accused of deporting and killing Bosnian-Muslim civilians in a small town now known as the Republika Srpska in this tense courtroom drama from director Hans-Christian Schmid. Hannah Maynard is determined to make Goran Duric pay for his crimes against humanity. Her case is complicated, however, when a key witness in the trial becomes ensnared by the contradictions of his … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Bernd Lange, Hans-Christian Schmid
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On DVD: May 4, 2010
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Critic Reviews for Storm (Sturm)

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (6)

Storm is harrowing, provocative and deeply probing yet quite involving.

Full Review… | November 13, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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A political thriller with real-world resonance.

Full Review… | October 30, 2009
New York Times
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In this taut drama about the trial of a Bosnian Serb general from German director and co-writer Hans Christian Schmid, we see how justice can be subverted by interests as banal as international bureaucracy, despite the best intentions...

Full Review… | October 30, 2009
New York Post
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It may sound like a simple lawyer-fights-for-righteousness tale, but this ostensible thriller is really an examination of two courageous female protagonists, both of whom find defeat at the intersection of the personal and the political.

Full Review… | October 28, 2009
Time Out
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The writing by director Hans-Christian Schmid and Bernd Lange is more stilted and righteous than even the U.N. environs, with its humanity-embracing procedural-speak, calls for.

Full Review… | October 27, 2009
Village Voice
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Full Review… | January 28, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Storm (Sturm)


Good drama! Not terribly fast moving, but I tend to like that sometimes if the story is intriguing enough. The acting was very, very good. The storyline was very interesting. A lady prosecutor is hellbent on making a war criminal pay for his crimes. A witness is determined to make this same war criminal pay for the horrible things that he was responsible for by helping the prosecutor bring him to justice. All was well played out. I enjoyed it.

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