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Welcome to Sarajevo

103 min
Drama | War
IMDB rate:
Michael Winterbottom
1 win & 2 nominations
Country: UK
Release Date: 1997-11-26
Filming Locations: Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Budget: $9,000,000
Opening Weekend: $89,274 (USA) (30 November 1997)
Gross: $339,648 (USA) (25 January 1998)
Emily Lloyd
Emily Lloyd
Welcome to Sarajevo
Stephen Dillane
Michael Henderson
Woody Harrelson
Marisa Tomei
Emira Nusevic
Kerry Fox
Jane Carson
Goran Visnjic
Risto Bavic
James Nesbitt
Igor Dzambazov
Gordana Gadzic
Mrs. Savic
Juliet Aubrey
Helen Henderson
Drazen Sivak
Vesna Orel
Davor Janjic
Vladimir Jokanovic
Emira's Uncle
Izudina Brutus
Lucky Strike
Labina Mitevska
Sanja Buric
Haris Secic
Altar Boy
Kerry Shale
UN Convoy Official
Majda Tusar
Woman Baker
Miralem Zupcevic
Baker's Husband
Peter Kelly
UN Vip
Dijana Bolanca
Nina Co-Worker
Nino Levi
Berina Salijevic
Road Runner
Paige Brogan-Smith
Jane Henderson
Petre Arsovski
Joey (as Petar Arsovski)
Viktorija Peceva
Nikolina Kujaca
Joana Popovska
Bride's Mother
Natali Rajcinovska
Bride'a Sister
Brankica Jankoska
Dragan Marinkovic
Chetnik Leader
Ines Hadzovic
Hospital Girl
Cesar Adi
Child on Bus
Milan Plestina
Beauty Contest Compere
Ines Fancovic
Woman shouting at bread queue
Haris Sarvan
Black Marketeer #1
Pejdah Dzevad
Black Marketeer #2
Vlado Jokanovic
Emira's Uncle (as Vladimir Jokanovic)
Viktorija Cherepnalkovska
Ajsha (uncredited)
Che Grant
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Alex Nikolic
Photographer (uncredited)
Did you know?
Stephen Dillane met with the real-life journalist he plays in the film - Michael Henderson - but chose not to establish too much of a relationship with him as he wanted to create his own particular portrait of the man.
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Stephen Dillane's son Frank plays his son in the film.
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The song which plays as Michael and Risto enter the apartment to search for the mother, is "M.O.R." by Blur. This song was released in 1997, despite the movie taking place during the siege of Sarajevo, years earlier.
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When the bus is stopped by the Chetniks, the gun of the leader alternates between being a type of Kalashnikov and a French FAMAS.
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Risto Bavic: I used to think my life and the siege were different things, and now I realize there's no life in Sarajevo apart from the siege. The siege *is* Sarajevo. If you're not part of it, you're dreaming, you are asleep.
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Title Card: In 1991, the country of Yugoslavia began to fracture into separate nations. On the pretext of maintaining Yugoslavia's integrity, the Serbian dominated Yugoslav army attacked first Slovenia, then Croatia. Title Card: In April 1992, in the hope of securing international protection, Bosnia declared its independence. This was rejected by many Bosnian Serbs. Aided by the remnants of the Yugoslav army, they set out to claim as much territory as they could. Title Card: They systematically cleansed towns and villages of their Muslim populations, while turning their guns on the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. This cosmopolitan city, a symbol of inter-faith co-operation, was cut off from the outside world and became a city under siege. Title Card: This film is based on actual events that took place in 1992 and 1993. Is this interesting? Interesting? Yes No | Share this Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink Hide options Jacket: You know what I'm going to do? I'm going to make a concert here in Sarajevo.
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Flynn: You know, only two good things ever came from England. One: America, two: the Beatles!
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Photos from cast
Emily Lloyd Senad Basic Frank Dillane