Savior (1998)

R   |    |  Drama, War


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A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia.


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2 May 2001 | thehumanduvet
7
| Deeply grim stuff - very effective
One of the most painful depictions of war I've ever seen, this shows the effect of a civil war on ordinary people in a very powerful way. Stony-faced Dennis Quaid is excellent as ever as the emotionally-shut-off mercenary tiring of the pointless and unresolvable fighting in Bosnia, slowly allowing himself to feel again some years after the horrific death of his family when a woman and child inveigle themselves into his life. Some of the scenes in here are beyond horrific, particularly near the end where a massacre of civilians is made to seem quite dull and everyday to the killers. The pointlessness of such tribal warfare is emphasised by the shadowy depiction of the combatants, the almost total absence of 'good guys' and 'baddies' - I for one could rarely tell which side the soldiers on screen were supposed to represent. Certainly not for the fainthearted, this is war in all its foulness and degredation, fully exposing the evil mankind can inflict on itself. Not pleasant viewing, but a moving, powerful experience.

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Release Date:

20 November 1998

Language

English, Serbian, French


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Montenegro

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,898 22 November 1998

Gross USA:

$14,328

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,328

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