1 March 2009 | certifiedhypnotist
comment on The Tour
I saw this film at Cinequest, a film festival in San Jose, California. I liked it very much and found it to be a very moving anti-war film. It has excellent acting and production values and had me engrossed throughout. Though to a Serb it may seem at first that the film falls into the usual demonization of the Serbs, actually all sides are portrayed as ready to commit terrible acts. This is true for the scene where the Croats are ready to force the actors to clear the mine field. They are saved only by the chance arrival of Serbian troops who then in turn force the Croats to clear the minefield. It is also true for the scene where the Serbian nationalist poet is taken prisoner by Muslim troops and we are given ample clues that he will meet a horrible end, though this is not shown on screen. I am an American anti-war activist with ties to what for me will always be Yugoslavia, not in agreement with the American bombing and not in agreement with savage nationalism either, no matter whose nationalism it is.