World cinema classics #29


Welcome to Sarajevo (1997) – Michael Winterbottom

I’m not in to war films per se. But Welcome to Sarajevo (especially the first half before they leave Sarajevo) is a clever commentary on the mediatization of war. Watch out for a stellar performance by Woody Harrelson.

In one hour death undoes all.
What price beauty, what price riches?
What price honours, what price nobility?
Helinand of Froidmont‘s (“Verses of Death“) (1194 -1197)

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