No Man's Land
No Man's Land (, Ничија земља) is a 2001 Bosnian war film that is set in the midst of the Bosnian War. The film is a parable and marked the debut of Bosnian writer and director Danis Tanović. It is a co-production among companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Italy, France, Belgium and the UK. The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2001.
Two wounded soldiers, a Bosniak (Čiki, portrayed by Branko Đurić) and a Bosnian Serb (Nino, portrayed by Rene Bitorajac) are caught between their lines in the no man's land, in a struggle for survival. The two soldiers confront each other in a trench, where they wait for dark. They trade insults and even find some common ground. Confounding the situation is another wounded Bosniak soldier (Cera, portrayed by Filip Šovagović) who wakes from unconsciousness. A land mine had been buried beneath him by the Bosnian Serbs; should he make any move, it would be fatal.
|award||Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film European Film Award for Best Screenwriter|
|contentLocation||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|events||Bosnian War enmity|
|genre||comedy-drama political satire|
|keywords||artillery bosniak bosniaks bosnian serb bosnian serbs bury english english people french french army humanitarian aid land mine rescue struggle for survival trap united nations united nations protection force wounded soldier|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film European Film Award for Best Actor European Film Award for Best Screenwriter|
|producer||Cédomir Kolar Frédérique Dumas-Zajdela Marc Baschet|
|theme||black comedy war|