Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.
United Kingdom/USA, 1997. Miramax, Channel Four Films, Dragon Pictures. Screenplay by based on the book Natasha’s Story by Cinematography by Produced by Graham Broadbent, Damian Jones, Ismet Arnautalic. Music by Adrian Johnston. Production Design by Mark Geraghty, Kemal Hrustanovic. Costume Design by Janty Yates. Film Editing by Trevor Waite. Cannes Film Festival 1997. National Board of Review Awards 1997. Toronto International Film Festival 1997.
Powerful drama by Michael Winterbottom about peacekeepers of various nationalities in Bosnia. Stephen Dillane is excellent as a Brit trying to escort a young orphan to safety in England where he plans to adopt her. Cast members Kerry Fox, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei also have their various tasks to complete, and each one is more harrowing to watch than the next.