Welcome To Sarajevo

Synopsis: Journalist Floyd from US, Michael Henderson from UK and their teams meet the beginning of Bosnian war in Sarajevo. During their reports they find an orphanage run by devoted Mrs. Savic near the front line. Henderson gets so involved in kids' problems that he decides to take on the children, Emira, illegally back to England. He is assisted by American aid worker Nina.
Genre: Drama, War
Production: Miramax
  1 win & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
72
Rotten Tomatoes:
80%
R
Year:
1997
103 min
20 Views

Today, the city

of Vukovar has fallen.

It is now no more than rubble.

In the past two months,

the Serbs have pounded it

with more than two million shells.

These survivors

are heading for Bosnia,

hoping to escape the war.

But tonight

we must face the possibility

that this... is only the beginning.

# We strolled through the hills

# All wet with rain

# And back along the lane again

# There with the sun shining

# In the sweet summertime

# The way that young lovers do

# I kissed you on the lips once more

# And we said goodbye

# At your front door

in the night time

# Yeah, that's the right time

# To feel the way

# That young lovers do

# Then we sat on our own star

# And dreamed

of the way that we were... #

# Then we sat on... #

Oh...

# Then we sat on our own star

# And dreamed

of the way that we were

# And the way that we wanted to be

# Then we sat on our own star

# And dreamed

of the way that I was for you

# And you were for me

# I would like to

dance the night away... #

- Get the cross.

- I've got it.

Oh, Christ! Go back. Go back.

Go back.

Get the sniper!

Yeah, yeah, I got him.

Get the priest.

Is he mad?

Is he mad?

Come on.

- You don't want this?

- Come on!

This is the wrong street.

Let's go back.

- Michael, let's go back.

- It's here.

Shit!

They put roadblocks.

I turned the van round.

Others are going to be

stuck here for hours.

Easy!

- What did you get?

- We need a new driver.

It was hard to get Joey. He was

a cabbie. He knows the city.

He's an idiot.

He's been selling our petrol.

AND he's an idiot.

We've been running round the

streets trying to find him.

Is that true about the petrol?

It was full this morning

and it's empty now.

That's it. From there.

Now, another three.

No one dares move the body.

Then the boy.

- This now.

- No, the boy.

I just saw this footage

of Flynn being shot at.

- Got that?

- No.

- Why not?

- Why not what?

Why haven't we got it?

General decline

in journalistic standards.

It's this news as entertainment

bollocks. So patronising.

- I hate that.

- I hate that, too.

Jane?

I actually think it was very brave,

and most people respond to bravery.

Ooh!

'They were

yards from the church

'when the sniper opened fire,

and now the mother is dead.

'Another innocent victim

killed in cold blood.

'This is Jordan Flynn in Sarajevo.'

I'm not worthy of

applause, but I'll take money.

Oh, thank you.

You'll be remembered.

Thank you so much.

Oh-ho! Well, look

who's here - Henderson.

And Gregg.

Care to make a contribution?

I don't have anything small enough.

Sure you do,

but I was thinking about money.

What d'you think?

Syndicated worldwide.

Your producers must be delighted

- Exactly.

- They sent you to get killed.

Now it looks like you will.

- Good one!

- Good night.

Henderson, how about

a little Bushmills?

Hey, Gregg - Bushmills.

See ya.

I can't believe

you're turning down Bushmills.

There's a first.

He was only trying to help.

We're here to report.

Yeah.

Haven't seen Bushmills

in a long time.

Michael, are you all right?

- Michael, are you all right?

- Yeah.

Good.

- We're gonna drink to the line.

- Lower...please. Better.

I make my important decisions

after reaching that line.

I liked what you did.

It was really brave.

- It stank.

- Ooh, God!

You thought it stank?

It wasn't about Sarajevo,

it was about YOU.

Back home no one's heard of

Sarajevo but they all know me.

- She with you?

- Freelance.

Figures. Who would hire her?

You should never drink

serious whisky without water

because the strength of the alcohol

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Michael Nicholson

Michael Nicholson OBE (9 January 1937 – 11 December 2016) was an English journalist, newscaster, and former ITN Senior Foreign Correspondent. more…

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