Death in Sarajevo (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

Death in Sarajevo (2016)




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While the manager of Sarajevo's historic Hotel Europa makes preparations for an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination, the hotel's employees, who have not been paid for two months, are planning to go on strike. Meanwhile, a French diplomat rehearses a speech for the occasion in his VIP suite, and a TV news reporter interviews people at the hotel about war and its consequences. Danis Tanovic directed this political drama adapted from a play by French intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy.


Critic Reviews for Death in Sarajevo

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Throwing together multiple characters in a single luxury hotel, this Altman-esque ensemble drama has lofty aims, but misses the target.

March 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Polemical as it is, Death in Sarajevo is a hotel movie, one that fluidly entertains even as it educates.

March 1, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

An expertly modulated choral drama that is also one of the most clear-cut and boldly stated summations of Bosnia's paralyzing discord.

March 1, 2017 | Full Review…

This tragicomedy asks how many times a continent can die and not draw any new conclusions from the experience.

September 25, 2017 | Full Review…

We know that all the separate stories with their personal dramas and opposing agendas we'll eventually collide (that's what happens in this subgenre of drama) but it's still fascinating to watch them braid together and Tanovic does this artfully.

March 1, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Danis Tanović is establishing himself as one of the Eastern Europe's most consistent and insightful directors.

March 1, 2017 | Rating: Recommended | Full Review…

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