Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Eloy Azorín, Eduardo Noriega, Rubén Ochandiano, Carla Pérez, Jordi Vilches
Director: Daniel Calparsoro
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Spanish no man's land
Aleksandar Stosich | 06/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you liked' no man"s land',see this DVD.
Edward Noriega is a magnificent star in this movie as usual.
A group of Spaniards come to fix electricity in Kosovo lives
come to despair when they get caught up in a war between
Serbs and Macedonians.
The handling of prisoners will remind you of the Iraq situation
in the news which took place before Iraq."
How thin is the veneer of civilization?
Aleksandar Stosich | Hamilton, Ontario Canada | 04/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"We often watch world conflicts on TV and think they could never occur in our own country: we're too civilized to surrender ourselves to such brutal behavious. This thought is one of many that haunts a group of Spanish peackeepers in the embattled Serbian province of Kosovo. The troops represent a spectrum of personalities: the pacifist, the trigger happy, the professional soldier, the UN translator with conflicting loyalties, the soldier who wants no part of somebody else's conflict and who just wants to go home. As they undertake their duties - rebuilding a Church, restoring electricity to a town - the conflict becomes their reality. They are swept into it, and far from being the placid observers & peacekeepers they think they ought to be, they now must fight for their own survival. They slowly begin to lose that veneer of civilization that they though only they possessed, the same patina these embattled locals once had, but lost long ago. The director based many of the stories on actual events as told to him by Spanish soldiers returning from the region. It is filmed in a very gripping and heavy way - drawing you into it all, along with the lost soldiers. It drew great acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival, 2002. For those who followed the events of the last decade in the Balkans, it is a stark and honest portrayal that will leave many re-thinking the versions they may have formulated in their own minds, reading newspapers and watching TV, comfortable, in their own very civilized, and very insular, homes."
Pretty good movie
Couch Commando SIM22 | san antonio, Tx | 08/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When i bought this i'd thought it would be stupid. After i saw it, i thought it was badass. The music goes with the movie well. The action is there, and the acting was overrall good. If you like blackhawk down, or other well known war movies I would recommend this one. I give it 5 STARS*****"