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Overview

A startling examination of the Bosnian war of the mid-1990s and the role of journalists in covering it, this film was based on real-life journalist Michael Nicholson's book Natasha's Story. Like Nicholson, cynical journalist Henderson Stephen Dillane is one of the rat pack of reporters looking for gore in the streets of besieged Sarajevo. He is outraged when grandstanding reporter Flynn Woody Harrelson helps local citizens remove the corpse of a mother gunned down on a family outing. But the next day, Henderson ...
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Overview

A startling examination of the Bosnian war of the mid-1990s and the role of journalists in covering it, this film was based on real-life journalist Michael Nicholson's book Natasha's Story. Like Nicholson, cynical journalist Henderson Stephen Dillane is one of the rat pack of reporters looking for gore in the streets of besieged Sarajevo. He is outraged when grandstanding reporter Flynn Woody Harrelson helps local citizens remove the corpse of a mother gunned down on a family outing. But the next day, Henderson is among the journalist vultures at a grisly scene, and he has to tell a little girl that both her parents were killed. When his story is demoted by his television network in favor of a celebrity puff piece, Henderson is angry. At the behest of his producer, Jane Carson Kerry Fox, he visits a local orphanage. Henderson becomes deeply involved with the plight of the children and starts documenting their individual stories even as his employers express increasing disinterest. Henderson campaigns to get the kids out of Yugoslavia, with the help of an American aid worker, Nina Marisa Tomei. He promises a girl named Emira Emira Nusevic that he'll take her back to his home in England. To make good on his vow, he must risk both his career and his life. He adopts the child and she is happy in England. But he must return to war-torn Sarajevo when her birth mother, who had abandoned her, demands her daughter back. ~ Michael Betzold
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/1999
  • UPC: 786936066906
  • Original Release: 1997
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  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stephen Dillane Henderson
Woody Harrelson Flynn
Marisa Tomei Nina
Juliet Aubrey Helen Henderson
Igor Dzambazov Jacket
Kerry Fox Jane Carson
Gordana Gadzic Mrs. Savic
Davor Janjic Dragon
Emily Lloyd Annie McGee
James Nesbitt Gregg
Emira Nusevic Emira
Vesna Orel Munira
Drazen Sivak Zeljko
Goran Visnjic Risto
Technical Credits
Michael Winterbottom Director
Frank Cottrell Boyce Screenwriter
Graham Broadbent Producer
Mark Geraghty Production Designer
Daf Hobson Cinematographer
Simone Ireland Casting
Adrian Johnston Score Composer
Damian Jones Producer
David Minty Art Director
Vanessa Pereira Casting
Mary Soan Asst. Director
Martin Trevis Sound/Sound Designer
Trevor Waite Editor
Janty Yates Costumes/Costume Designer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Meaningful History Lesson

    This movie makes me so sad that nothing was done sooner to help the people of this war-torn country...I have been there and seen the destruction that still lingers. If you know little to nothing about this terrible war, please watch this movie.

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