5 Days of War 2011 R CC

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A renegade American journalist is caught behind enemy lines during the swift but devastating 5-day war between Russia and the Georgian Republic in 2008. Inspired by true events.

Starring:
Rupert Friend, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Runtime:
1 hour, 54 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Military & War, Drama, Action
Director Renny Harlin
Starring Rupert Friend, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Supporting actors Richard Coyle, Heather Graham, Johnathon Schaech, Rade Serbedzija, Andy Garcia, Val Kilmer, Mikko Nousiainen, Mikheil Gomiashvili, Ana Imnadze, Antje Traue, Kenneth Cranham, Dean Cain, Sergo Shvedkov, Steven Robertson, Alan McKenna, Giorgi Tsaava, Lasha Kankava, Beka Tabukashvili
Studio Anchor Bay
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ted on October 8, 2011
Format: Blu-ray
This movie is very close to reality - what heppaned in Georgia in 2008. I am from the second troubled region of GA - from Abkhazia, and I know what is going on there and in "South Ossetia". Ethnic cleansing is part of policy of local government, it is encoureged and supported by "Older brother" from north. Some epizodes in this movie are not real, but majority are very close.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By chuck on December 14, 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Good action movie. Solid action scenes throughout. Good acting by most and a compelling story. Movie is about he Russian invasion of the former Soviet republic of Georgia. A very pro Western country that wants into the EU and NATO. The media enjoyed ignoring this little war at the time because we were bogged down in Iraq and Russia knew this when they decided to invade. The people of Georgia were left to be slaughterd alone fighting Russian agression as this movie shows. This movie deserves much more press than it is getting. Its no DieHard but true real life ussually isn't.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 25, 2013
Format: DVD
5 DAYS OF WAR is a disturbing film on many levels; it takes us into the bowels of an active war zone sharing the bloody ravenous hunger of war and the effects on the citizens of the invaded country, it is raw in its depiction of what happens to non-combatant journalists who are embedded to document the truth, and it is embarrassing how little the outside world knew of this brief but devastating war between Russia and Georgia in 2008 a war concomitant with the Olympic Games in Beijing, China so hungrily observed by the media. It tests our priorities of information intake and in doing so puts a quite different perspective on world events. The story is based on true facts and is well paced by writers Mikko Alanne and David Battle and directed with unrelenting intensity by Renny Harlin.

The film opens with three journalists and photographers - Thomas Anders (Rupert Friend), Sebastian Ganz (Richard Coyle), and Miriam (Heather Graham) - riding in a jeep in apparently placid countryside when they are struck by a bomb killing Miriam and leaving both Thomas and Sebastian injured. It soon becomes obvious that Georgia is being attacked by the Russians who (we are told) fear that Georgia is becoming too attached to the West! Flashes back and forth between comment from the reluctant President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia (Andy Garcia) who demands a cease fire and clips of Putin and his representative Col. Alexandr Demidov (Rade Serbedzija) who increase the bombing bring the tension to the breaking point.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mamuka Gomarteli on February 8, 2013
Format: DVD
A very touching thriller, great acting and directing. The movie tells the truth about the 2008 Russian aggression against Georgia, punishing her for her pro-Western and American orientation.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By maroon on October 14, 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a true story, about the small country of Georgia going it alone against the Russians. There was NO help from Europe or the USA, and the Georgians suffered much from the invaders. Not many people know of this news, but it is important to understand the dangerous aggressions that east Europeans fear from the Russian government. MUST SEE.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ebey Soman on August 17, 2013
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The movie offers excellent insight into the Georgian and Russian conflict over Abkhazia and South Ossetia and how truth was the real casualty of the war. PR stunts on both Russian and Georgian sides were in full swing while civilians, mostly Georgians, were killed en masse. People say that this movie is bias towards Georgian side of the conflict and It may be but it really offers a great insight into what this war did to normal people - turned a peaceful western leaning nation into a war zone divided by Russian, militia and Georgian interests. It also shows the role European nations and the United States played in the war and how their interests helped prolong this war when they could have stepped in to end it sooner
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Format: DVD
5 Days of War is a film that was released in Georgia as 5 Days of August. It is a fast-paced action film by Finnish director Renny Harlin which will have you at the edge of your seat within the first two minutes. It is a true portrayal of the Russia / Georgia war and the Battle of Gori and other conflict in the area of South Ossetia.

This film, as an action movie has all of the elements to keep you engaged and "entertained", yet what we are seeing on the screen really happened and not too long ago as this film is based on true fact. The casualties of this war left over 100,000 people displaced to this day and hundreds of innocent civilians killed. We witness the gore, the blood, the terror and the tragedy first hand through the eyes of non-combatant journalists and this film sees the coverage of war from a completely different perspective. That over 500 journalists have died trying to bring us the truth of the effects of war is tragic. It is also true that because of the timing of this war and international attention on the 2008 Olympics, there was international apathy and very little coverage at all, yet what we witness is atrocious and heart-breaking. The United States and European Nations should have stepped in sooner. Such incidents of brutality are happening all over the globe and this film shows how fast it can happen and become "real". The actors did a wonderful job portraying their characters and it was nice to see an international cast working together on this film.

For whatever reason, many of the reviews on this film are negative but when you actually read them you see that they are based on personal politics and not this film.
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