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At Theaters: 3/15/2002 On Video: 1/21/2003
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 10 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 399906
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Harrison Lloyd is missing on assignment and presumed dead in a far-off country. Refusing to accept this, his wife Sarah embarks on a perilous journey to find him and bring him home. Sarah enters a world that shocks her to her core. She thought she had known what war meant until the harsh realities of the front lines become her world.
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Drama - This movie is a love story set in war torn Bosnia. It contains graphic scenes of war.
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Andie MacDowell TOWN & COUNTRY, THE MUSE, JUST THE TICKET
Elias Koteas COLLATERAL DAMAGE, NOVOCAINE
Brendan Gleeson LAKE PLACID
Adrien Brody LIBERTY HEIGHTS, SUMMER OF SAM, THE THIN RED LINE
David Strathairn LIMBO, SIMON BIRCH
Alun Armstrong THE FATHER, THE CRUCIBLE
Dir/Prod/Wri: Elie Chouraqui THE LIARS, THE GROUNDHOGS
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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Good "...a chintzy melodrama gussied up as hair-trigger combat ''reality,'' but there's no denying the vividness with which the French cowriter-director Elie Chouraqui has visualized the chaos of Croatia. ...if Chouraqui ever finds a story as gripping as his imagery, he may make a hell of a war movie.''

James Berardinelli, Internet Critic  Full Review
Good "From a narrative standpoint, the film weakens during its final third. The pace becomes rushed, and the carefully developed sense of tension erodes. It's also around this point that a voiceover is introduced. Not having been used during the early acts of the film, its inclusion is jarring and out-of-place...''

Roger Ebert  Full Review
Above Average "The war scenes have undeniable power. Violence springs from nowhere during routine moments and kills supporting characters without warning. Ordinary streets are transformed instantly into warscapes.''

TV Guide Online  Full Review
Above Average "Making such a tragedy the backdrop to a love story risks trivializing it, though Chouraqui no doubt intended the film to affirm love's power to help people endure almost unimaginable horror.''

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Hesitating was not an option for Sarah Lloyd (Andie MacDowell). True love doesn't hesitate... and Sarah was surviving on the focus of that love.

Immersing herself into a world she never fathomed. Sarah embarks on a perilous journey to find Harrison (David Strathairn). her husband, colleague and father of their two children. The Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist is missing on an assignment in a country far, far from home. He is presumed dead by his associates and his editor Samuel Brubeck (Alun Armstrong).

But it is Sarah who leaves others in disbelief, hell-bent in her pursuit to find Harrison - dead or alive. Rather than convincing her to turn back, she convinces Harrison's colleagues to forge ahead. In helping Sarah. fellow photojournalists Kyle (Adrien Brody), Stevenson (Brendan Gleeson) and Harrison's best friend Yeager (Elias Koteas) find a new perspective in the midst of this horrendous battle of brother against brother. Armed solely with their camera lenses, all muster a courage they never knew they had. And life, as Sarah knew it, suddenly becomes unreal. Reality now could only be found in the surreal.

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