Welcome to Sarajevo

1997

Welcome to Sarajevo

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80%

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Total Count: 35

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Michael WinterbottomÕs emotionally powerful docudrama about a British TV reporter and his attempts to smuggle a young Muslim girl out of the Bosnian war zone.

Cast

Stephen Dillane
as Henderson
Kerry Fox
as Jane Carson
Emily Lloyd
as Annie McGee
Gordana Gadzic
as Mrs. Savic
Juliet Aubrey
as Helen Henderson
Vesna Orel
as Munira
Vladimir Jokanovic
as Emira's Uncle
Izudina Brutus
as Lucky Strike
Haris Secic
as Altar Boy
Kerry Shale
as UN Convoy Official
Majda Tusar
as Woman Baker
Miralem Zupcevic
as Baker's Husband
Dijana Bolanca
as Nina's Co-Worker
Nino Levi
as Zivko
Berina Salijevic
as Road Runner
Frank Dillane
as Christopher Henderson
Paige Brogan-Smith
as Jane Henderson
Joana Popovska
as Bride's Mother
Natali Rajcinovska
as Bride's Sister
Brankica Jankoska
as Hairdresser
Dragan Marinkovic
as Chetnik Leader
Senad Basic
as Black Marketeer Leader
Ines Hadzovic
as Hospital Girl
Cesir Adi
as Child on Bus
Milan Plistina
as Beauty Contest Compere
Ines Fancovic
as Woman Shouting at Bread Queue
Haris Sarvan
as Black Marketeer No. 1
Pejdah Dzevad
as Black Marketeer No. 2
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Audience Reviews for Welcome to Sarajevo

  • Jul 02, 2019
    Welcome to Sarajevo was a film that missed the masses, and the mishandling of the film is the Weinstein's. They may have the reputation of being indie in spirit, but they also had a knack for letting films vanish. This is a great film and one of the better recent depictions on the subject. Winterbottom has been one of my favourite filmmakers for quite some time and finally tracking this down was a priority for me. Strong central performances and a relatable true story, that holds nothing back. 29/06/2019
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Apr 02, 2013
    Disturbing film documenting the death and destruction of a nation torn apart by religious differences. Some very disturbing scenes of babies and children caught in the midst of the killing, and insanity. The actual footage used in this movie is really difficult to view, but needed to be shown. The newspeople covering the stories in these war torn countries are very brave (or crazy?) people. Kudos to them.....
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 31, 2012
    Winterbottom's Yugo docudrama is powerful and sheds a light on a very real crisis that continued to unfold at the time that the film was made. The chaos of the movie reflects the chaos of Sarajevo.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 06, 2012
    Journalists cover the war in Sarajevo. Michael Winterbottom's film has its heart in the right place. Attempting to expose the violence and atrocities of war and their effects on children is admirable, but what's missing is a clear, central story arc; the film finds it about forty-five minutes into the film, but it's too late. What is more, the film is a combination of news footage and live action shots; this works, but Winterbottom over-uses the trick. Overall, I found it hard to dislike Welcome to Sarajevo, but I must admit that the story flounders.
    Jim H Super Reviewer

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