This brilliant award
winning film delves into the conflict that took place during the
Serbian/Bosnian War. A Bosnian relief party makes their way to the front lines
during the night in heavy fog and are ambushed. In the confusion all are
killed except for one soldier Ciki and a wounded comrade, an explosion propels
them into a trench and it's in this area that they seek refuge from the chaos.
Serbian forces learn of the Bosnians in the
trench and send two of their own there to investigate. A brief firefight
ensues and what we then have is a tense standoff between the one Serb
remaining and the two Bosnians, one of whom is lying on top of a bouncing
betty, a land mine that springs into the air when triggered before detonating.
Add into the mix the United Nations UNPROFOR
that has been called to arbitrate the retrieval of the soldiers in the trench
and then the media circus that eventuates when they learn of this unique
situation and you will see the strength of this fabulous script. Tightly
written with some great acting from the lead actors, No Man's Land is a great
film that demands your attention and respect.
Of course the nice thing about this title is
that it has also been transferred over without a hitch. The whole kit and
kaboodle looks and sounds great as far as I was concerned. In fact that only
area of disappointment for me was the the very sparse DVD extras that were
included on the disc. It would have been great to have a audio commentary and
some interviews on this disc to let us know where the director and actors were
when making this film, the subject matter of which would have touched a raw
nerve or two back home when released.
Instead we are presented with a very sparse
menu and some advertisements for Madman, which while always cool, are not
really a feature of the disc at all.
This disc however for it's fantastic story,
rates it well into the must own category for foreign film.
No Man's Land
- Theatrical Trailer
- Production Photo Montage
- Awards & Nominations
- Animated Menu
- Madman Trailers