THE SCENE CLUB PRESENTS OSCAR WINNER “NO MAN’S LAND” by Bosnian Director Danis Tanovic
Mon Feb 24,2014
24th February 2014, Dubai, UAE: The next screening of The Scene Club will be on March 5th showing the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film NO MAN’S LAND by Bosnian Director Danis Tanovic. The film will be shown at Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre at 8pm, followed by a Q&A session with lead actor Branko Djuric (In the Land of Blood and Honey, Triage, Twice Born). Entry is on a first-come first-served basis and guests are requested to arrive at 7pm to collect their pre-booked complimentary tickets.
The Scene Club is Dubai’s first-established film club, monthly showcasing the best of world independent cinema; it is run with the support of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated Authority for culture, arts and heritage and the Dubai International Film Festival.
The grim futility of the war between Bosnia and Serbia is reduced to its essence as two enemy soldiers are forced to share a wary trust for one another in this drama.
A group of Bosnian soldiers are advancing upon Serbian territory during a misty night when the fog lifts at daybreak, making them plainly visible to their enemy. Serb forces open fire upon them, and soon only Čiki (Branko Djuric) is still alive, after diving into a trench in no man’s land.
Two Serbian soldiers scouting the area set up a land mine using the body of a Bosnian soldier as ‘bait’; if moved, the mine will jump into the air and explode. Čiki watches as the soldiers set the trap, and furious at the disrespect to his fallen comrades, he kills one of the Serbs and takes the other, Nino (Rene Bitorajac), hostage. With both soldiers alone and equally armed, they find themselves at a stalemate and begin trying to attract help from either side.
Eventually, the two men are found by a squadron of French soldiers attached to a U.N. peacekeeping unit; now held by supposedly neutral forces, Čiki and Nino are with the French troops when it’s discovered that the dead Bosnian soldier isn’t dead after all, though no one is sure how to disarm the mine without killing him in the process.
NO MAN’S LAND was the debut feature of Bosnian writer and director Danis Tanovic, which earned him 42 awards, including the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002, the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay, the European Film Academy Award for Best Screenplay, the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the Cesar Award for Best Debut.
Lead actor Branko Djuric (Čiki), who was nominated at the European Film Awards in 2001 for Best Actor, will be attending the screening for Q&As with the audience at the end of the screening.
Language: Bosnian with English subtitles
Duration: 98 minutes
Tickets to The Scene Club are complimentary, however guests are required to pre-book them online at www.thesceneclub.com and then collect them from the club’s Registration Desk at Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre from 7.00pm on the night of the screening. Seating is offered on a “first come, first served” basis and guests are strongly encouraged to arrive as close as possible to 7pm to avoid disappointment. Between 7pm and 8pm all registered guests can meet fellow film enthusiasts in The Scene Club networking lounge, while enjoying complimentary refreshments. The film will start at 8pm followed by a Q&A session with lead actor Branko Djuric.