Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Courage Defines Film of Love, War in Bosnia

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Courage Defines Film of Love, War in Bosnia

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"VUKOVAR"

No MPAA rating: contains violence, nudity. Running time: 1:34.

(Tivoli) THE brutal stupidity of the war in Bosnia is distilled into the tragic lives of two ordinary, decent human beings in this powerful "Romeo and Juliet" story actually filmed in the war-ravaged city of Vukovar. The film begins in celebration, as a Croatian woman named Anna (Mirjana Jokovic) and a Serbian man named Toma (Boris Isakovic) are married. Briefly, they experience joy. Then, the chaos attendant to the fall of communism in Eastern Europe unleashes the dogs of war and fascism. In the absence of any unifying power, the worst sort of men on both sides take control, stirring up ancient hatreds to increase their power. Without any real choice in the matter, Toma and Anna are forced apart. He becomes a soldier and she, pregnant, a war-zone refugee. Ultimately, Toma finds himself in the horribly ironic position of being partly responsible for destroying his own home. …

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