No Man's Land - 100 word review

Many movies have been made about the Bosnian war; No Man’s Land presents a humorous miniature version of it in the form of a trench between front lines. Here, two Bosnians and a Serb are condemned to each other’s presence, and that of an armed mine. Their respective armies, in a quandary, choose the easiest solution: call UNPROFOR. The movie now shifts away from the conflict itself and shows the clumsy, bureaucratic UN forces and sensation-seeking Western press. Personally, I’d prefer to understand more about the war itself. It’s presented rather simplistically, which might explain why it got an Oscar.

Posted by cronopio at 08:58 PM, March 31, 2002 | Comments (0)