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No Man’s Land (a multinational production) takes place in Bosnia, in a trench between the Bosnian and Serbian front lines. The movie is set during the Balkan conflicts of the early 1990s, when “ethnic cleansing” came into the vernacular.

Three soldiers: two Bosnian and one Serbian are trapped in the trench. One of the Bosnians is badly hurt and has a “bouncing mine” under him. If he’s moved, the mine will explode and kill everyone nearby.

The soldiers’ fates are tied together, but still, old animosities die hard, and there is as much fighting as cooperation in the trench. The UN and the media exploit the situation, more concerned for their own interests than the fate of the combatants. No Man’s Land is a good, intense movie about self-interest prevailing over common sense in times of war.