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The rewards of this crisp, resigned drama revisiting the horrors of the Bosnian conflict are the same as its flaws.
Storm is harrowing, provocative and deeply probing yet quite involving.
A political thriller with real-world resonance.
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...
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.
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.
Under the geopolitics is a strong undercurrent of sexual politics: the men secretly make their deals without a thought to the women whose lives and commitments are on the line.
Shot in an appropriately dry, non-sensational style, German director Hans-Christian Schmid's courtroom thriller does a decent job of exposing the complexities of the issue and the way bureaucratic cowardice can blight and skew morality.
It's a bit talky and office-bound, but is full of relevance as it looks at the thorny issue of justice in a politically charged situation
One of those issue-of-the-month co-productions by which Europe, between golden ages, makes a living.
Saved by the talent on display both in front of and behind the camera, Storm just about retains its title as an intense political thriller.
Neither sexed-up nor dumbed-down, Storm is both absorbing and satisfying.
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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