Welcome to Sarajevo

"Weak"

Welcome to Sarajevo Review


If Woody Harrelson is a journalist, then hell, I'm Woody Harrelson.

Welcome to Sarajevo is supposed to be a touching look at a group of foreign correspondents who get so caught up in the conflict in Yugoslavia that they risk everything to save a single girl and take her back to civilization. While it's based on a true story, it seems every film that even mentions Bosnia has the exact same arc. (And if I see another mopey character who has lost his wife and daughter in a random shooting, I'll scream.) And Sarajevo is so morose -- consisting of a series of long, pregnant scenes wherein the locals mutter under their breath in broken English -- it's hard to get past the rather cookie-cutter plot. In fact, it's hard to keep your attention from wandering widely, wondering if it might be far too soon to make a movie about Bosnia when the conflict there really isn't even over.



Welcome to Sarajevo

Facts and Figures

Run time: 103 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 26th November 1997

Distributed by: Miramax

Production compaines: Miramax Films, Channel Four Films, Dragon Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Fresh: 28 Rotten: 7

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Michael Henderson, as Flynn, as Nina, as Emira, as Jane Carson, as Risto Bavic, as Gregg, as Annie McGee, Igor Dzhambazov as Jacket, Gordana Gadžić as Mrs. Savic, as Helen Henderson, Drazen Sivak as Zeljko, Vesna Orel as Munira, Davor Janjić as Dragan, Vladimir Jokanovic as Emira's Uncle

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