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Mark Walsh (Colin Farrell, in yet another powerful role) and his buddy David (Jamie Sives) are war photographers for a newspaper edited by Amy (Juliet Stevenson). Their current assignment is Kurdistan and the terrifying realities they not only experience but also commit to film are of such a horrid nature that they both are in shock: they not only witness killings and landmine explosion deaths, but they also watch one Dr. Talani (Branko Djuric) triage the wounded, deciding who can survive care and who is so near death that they are put aside to be later 'executed' by Dr. Talani in a compassionate gesture to end their futile suffering. The tension is so great that David decides to return home, leaving Mark to carry on the assignment. An explosion occurs and Mark is seriously injured but survives and after being tended by Dr. Talani he is encouraged to return home. There is no news as to where David is.
Mark returns home to his adoring Elena (Paz Vega), presents his photographs to Amy, and begins to heal: David's wife Diane (Kelly Reilly) is due to deliver their first child in two weeks and has had no word from David.Read more ›
The second part mostly in Dublin and is dominated by the legendary veteran actor, Christopher Lee. Lee plays a Spanish psychologist who has a 'shady' past and is (Elena) Farrell's wife's grandfather. They are not on good terms but Elena is desperate to save Farrell who is becoming more and more erratic and losing his mind.
Through Lee's help we see flashbacks as to what happened to David.
I found the story very moving. I am baffled as to why the movie was not given a general release. The acting is superb, especially by the two stars. Strangely, Lee's name is missing from the star credits listed by Amazon????
C. G Wilson
The war zone doctor is harrowingly played by Branco Djuric. All of the actors who play victims of war are realistic and the directing is done expertly. Scenes of beautiful nature are interspersed throughout the shocking scenes of battle brutality. I especially liked the touch of a star-like sun over Kurdistan and then again at the end of the film.
Colin Farrell brilliantly plays a photographer who sees horrors through the lens of his camera. He and his best friend (played beautifully by Jamie Sives) go from war zone to war zone, hoping for the best shots to sell to newspapers. Jamie grows sick of it, wants to get home to his pregnant wife (touchingly played by Kelly Reilly). Colin's character, Mark comes home alone, shell shocked, his body brutalized by a mysterious experience. His wife (the spirited Paz Vega) gently washes his body and calls her grandfather for help. She's been estranged from her grandfather for years, due to his role in helping Fascist torturers recover their humanity. Christopher Lee is excellent as Mark's therapist. In his 80s, he is spot on with the complex dialogue between tortured Mark & spiritual doctor. Their journey is rough. The harsh truth comes out at the end, as Mark balances on a roof top, wrenched in heart & soul by what happened back in Kurdistan. I would mark this film up with "Thin Red Line," another genius movie about the beauty of nature, the human spirit & how war affects us all. Brilliant!!
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Colin Farrell stars in a war survival story. Guilt and denial, love and friendship, medicine is more than treatment of physical wounds.Published 2 months ago by azindn
All of the important parts of the book were left out, odd what they thought was important enough to put in the film and a terrible shame about what they took out. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mp
The acting is great, the plot is believable and relevant, the cinematography is perfect.
This is one of the most moving films I have seen in a long time, and one of the most honest looks at war zones and PSTD that I have ever seen. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mac