• Thu. Jun 13th, 2024

No Man's Land is a 2001 Bosnian war drama film directed by . The film follows two soldiers from opposing sides who are trapped in a trench between the front lines during the Bosnian War. As they wait for help, they must confront their differences and the brutal realities of war.


No Man's Land is a powerful and timely drama that explores the complexities of war and conflict. The film features outstanding performances from its cast, particularly from as the Bosniak soldier Ciki and as the Serb soldier Nino.

The film's direction by is masterful, with his ability to balance the film's dark humor with its more serious themes of war and humanity. The film's cinematography and score are also noteworthy, adding to the film's tense and claustrophobic atmosphere.

No Man's Land is a gripping and emotionally charged film that leaves a lasting impact on the viewer.


No Man's Land won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002, as well as numerous awards at various film festivals:

  • Best Screenplay at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
  • Best European Film at the 2002 European Film Awards
  • Best Film at the 2002 Sarajevo Film Festival

Popularity and Success:

No Man's Land was both a critical and commercial success upon its release, garnering praise for its deft blend of humor and drama, as well as its poignant commentary on war and conflict. The film was also a box office success, grossing over $1.5 million worldwide on a budget of $1 million.

The film has since gained a strong following among audiences and critics alike, with many hailing it as one of the best war films of the early 21st century. It remains a highly regarded film in the drama and war genres and a testament to the power of international cinema.

Directed by
Produced by Cédomir Kolar
Marc Baschet
Frédérique Dumas-Zajdela
Written by

Music by
Cinematography Walther Vanden Ende
Edited by Francesca Calvelli
Man's Films
Studio Maj
Distributed by Océan Films (France)
Rai Cinema (Italy)
Momentum Pictures (United Kingdom)
Release date 19 September 2001 (France) 28 September 2001 (Italy) 10 October 2001 (Belgium) 6 November 2001 (Slovenia) 17 May 2002 (United Kingdom)
Running time 98 minutes
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Kingdom
Language Serbo-Croatian
Budget €2 million
Box office $4,858,869

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