Beyond Borders (2003)

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The world's cruelty is confronted with the love of two different people who tries to save mankind from poverty and war.


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  • Angelina Jolie and Teri Polo in Beyond Borders (2003)
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Director:

Martin Campbell

Writer:

Caspian Tredwell-Owen

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1 November 2003 | marieelise0928
10
| Powerful, affecting, and lingering...
Perhaps lingering is the wrong word, since as I write this, I only left the theater about 30 minutes ago... But I can still feel my heart clenched in my chest, and my mind is still rolling back and forth over what I've just seen. In my experience, those are the kinds of films that stay with you.

There have been a lot of reviews on both sides as far as Beyond Borders goes, and I think it comes down to knowing yourself as a movie viewer. Beyond Borders presents you with a glimpse of the world, and it asks you to believe in it, to internalize it. If you're the kind of person who can EXPERIENCE a film, rather than just kick back and watch it, than you'll be brushing flies out of your eyes, and jumping at every sudden burst of gunfire. You'll be overwhelmed by the desperation around you, and you'll feel despair, and helplessness, and you'll think "Good for those people who go to Ethiopia/to Chechnya/to Cambodia. I'm so glad someone's helping," and then deep down, you'll be ashamed to realize that you think that just because you elected to see a movie about Relief Workers rather than The Texas Chainsaw Massacres, you deserve some sort of gold star.

And yes, there is the love story. And if you love love stories (as do I) you'll love this one. Again, it comes down to how much you'll let your self believe in a movie, and how much you expect to be convinced. Certainly, I would NEVER accuse Angelina Jolie and Clive Owens of sharing no chemistry, as I was completely unable to breathe during most of the scenes they shared. Both actors excelled in their roles, together and separately.

No, it wasn't fast-paced. It wasn't full of witty acerbic dialogue, or fantastic car chases. There were no jokes about bodily functions. It was just sincere, and powerful, and good (in every sense of the world). Though it was by no means perfect, I gladly rated it a 10 for excellence.

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Release Date:

24 October 2003

Language

English, Amharic, Khmer, German, Chechen


Country of Origin

Germany, USA

Filming Locations

Charlevoix Region, Québec, Canada

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,076,402 26 October 2003

Gross USA:

$4,430,101

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,705,002

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