The Scene Club Film Screening - No Man's Land
The Scene Club, the monthly film club will screen award winning film from 2001, No Man's Land by Danis Tanovic on Wednesday, 5th March December at 8pm. There will be a Q and A session with the film actor Branko Djuric after the film.
Tickets are complimentary, but you must register in advance and collect your ticket at the venue.
The grim futility of the war between Bosnia and Serbia is reduced to its essence as two enemy soldiers are forced to share a wary trust for one another in this drama.
A group of Bosnian soldiers are advancing upon Serbian territory during a misty night when the fog lifts at daybreak, making them plainly visible to their enemy. Serb forces open fire upon them, and soon only Čiki (Branko Djuric) is still alive, after diving into a trench in no man’s land.
Two Serbian soldiers scouting the area set up a land mine using the body of a Bosnian soldier as ‘bait’; if moved, the mine will jump into the air and explode. Čiki watches as the soldiers set the trap, and furious at the disrespect to his fallen comrades, he kills one of the Serbs and takes the other, Nino (Rene Bitorajac), hostage. With both soldiers alone and equally armed, they find themselves at a stalemate and begin trying to attract help from either side.
Eventually, the two men are found by a squadron of French soldiers attached to a U.N. peacekeeping unit; now held by supposedly neutral forces, Čiki and Nino are with the French troops when it’s discovered that the dead Bosnian soldier isn’t dead after all, though no one is sure how to disarm the mine without killing him in the process.
No Man’s Land was the debut feature of Bosnian writer and director Danis Tanovic.
No Man's Land won 42 awards, including the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002, the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay, the European Film Academy Award for Best Screenplay, the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the Cesar Award for Best Debut.
Date: Wednesday, 5th March 2014
Time: 7.00pm – Ticket Collection and Networking | 8.00pm – Film screening | Q&A with actor Branko Djuric
Venue: Knowledge Village Auditorium, Dubai (location map)