No Man's Land


1h 37m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Ciki and Nino, a Bosnian and a Serb, are soldiers stranded in No Man's Land - a trench between enemy lines during the Bosnian war. They have no one to trust, no way to escape without getting shot, and a fellow soldier is lying on the trench floor with a spring-loaded bomb set to explode beneath him

Film Details

Also Known As
En Tierra de nadie, Ingenmansland
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
British Screen Finance; Canal Plus Belgium; Casablanca Productions; Centre Du Cinema Et De L'Audiovisuel; Centre Pavarotti; Cinecitta Studios; Counihan-Villiers Productions; Departement Federal Des Affaires Etrangeres; Direction Du Developpement Et De La Cooperation; Eclair Group; Eurimages; Europcar International; Fabrica; Fabrica Cinema; Fiduciaire Lorminiaux; Fondazione Montecinema Verita Locarno; Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.; Grand Hotel Union; Hotel M; Inhabitants Of The Town Of Bac; Judy Counihan Films; Kgs; Le Fonds Slovene Du Cinema; Man'S Films; Mobitel; Monev; Mostar; Noe Productions; Outpost Multivision; Rai Cinema; Restaurant Kes; Revoz; Rtbf; Rtbf Telefilms; Rtv Inc; Rubini & Associates; Sales Company; Sintal; Sis Productions; Slovenian Army; Sound On; Studio Maj; StudioCanal; Teledistributeurs Wallons; Test; Tps Cinema; Tri-Track Synchronization; Vikram
Distribution Company
Alfa Films; Ama Films; Arsenal Filmverleih; Bitters End; Budapest Film; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Fimimax; First Distributors Ltd (Hong Kong); Golem Distribution; Korean Arts Centre; Lev Films; MGM Distribution Company; MGM Home Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; OcTan Films; Rai Cinema; Rialto Distribution; Russia; SF Studios; Shaw Organization; Skifan Hf; Umut Sanat Filmcilik

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

Ciki and Nino, a Bosnian and a Serb, are soldiers stranded in No Man's Land - a trench between enemy lines during the Bosnian war. They have no one to trust, no way to escape without getting shot, and a fellow soldier is lying on the trench floor with a spring-loaded bomb set to explode beneath him if he moves. The absurdity of their situation would be comical if it didn't have such dire consequences. With the two men stuck in a bizarre predicament, a frustrated UN sergeant tries to help, despite orders to remain at his post. When a journalist waylays the sergeant while pushing for an exclusive scoop, she affects the unfolding of events and turns a news story into an international circus. With the world's press waiting for an outcome, no one willing to take action (lest they accept responsibility). Ciki and Nino try to keep their humanity amidst the insanity of war.

Crew

Adria Airways

Special Thanks

Enisa Alicehic

Special Thanks

Emina Kaliman Alisic

Dresser

Vanja Aljinovic

1st Assistant Director

Valerie Andrault

Special Thanks

Alexandra Balesdens

Accountant

Alma Bandic

Song Performer ("Nine Sine, Spavaj Sine")

Francoise Baranger

Production Assistant

Karmen Basa

Extras Casting

Karmen Basa

Production Assistant

Marc Baschet

Producer

Miralem Basic

Song Performer ("Anterija")

Sergio Basili

Mixer

Ales Belak

Steadicam Operator

Christine Berckmans

Other

Mojca Besson

Special Thanks

Michael Billingsley

Sound Designer

Mathieu Bompoint

Post-Production Supervisor

Philippe Bony

Special Thanks

Romain Bremont

Special Thanks

Helena Brown

Special Thanks

Ian Burley

Translator

Jean-claude Calais

Other

Francesca Calvelli

Editor

Frederic Casnin

Other

Olivier Chiavassa

Special Thanks

Franci Cilensek

Construction Head

Francesca Cima

In Charge Of Post-Production

Boris Cindric

Set Designer

Sanja Cindric

Translator

Judy Counihan

Co-Producer

Patrick Harrel Courtes

Special Thanks

Ferid Cumurovic

Other

Rok Cvetkov

Stunt Coordinator

Muris Dautovic

Other

Olivier De Laveleye

Special Effects

Alain Delalande

Translator

Patrick Delamotte

Other

Bernard Delville

1st Assistant Cameraman (Belgium)

Laurent Delville

Caterer (Belgium)

Emanuela Di Giunta

Sound Editor

Emanuela Di Giunta

Assistant Editor

Gerda Diddens

Casting (Belgium)

Bertrand Dormoy

Special Thanks

Sandi Dragicevic

Props Master Assistant

Pierre Du Plessis

Special Thanks

Frédérique Dumas

Producer

Frederique Dumas-zajdela

Producer

Olivier Duval

Special Thanks

Sylvie El Sayegh

Special Thanks

Alessandro Favaron

Technical Coordinator

Fabien Ferreau

Special Thanks

Jean-paul Figasso

Other

Anze Flerin

Special Fog Effects

Marie Pierre Franck

Special Effects

Didier Frateur

1st Assistant Cameraman

Andrej Gorenc

Electrician

Ziga Gorenc

Special Effects Assistant

Philippe Groff

Assistant Director (Belgium)

Franc Gruden

Driver

Majda Gruden

Other

Chris Hacken

Chief Electrician

Ales Ham

Special Effects Consultant

Marion Hänsel

Co-Producer

Stephane Hiegelin

Beta Editor (Belgium)

Andreaja Hodzic

Production Supervisor

Sabine Hubeaux

Beta Editor (Belgium)

Nicole Hyde

Special Thanks

Corinne Iannocone

Production Assistant

Martin Ilersic

Other

Dzenid Jaganjac

Making-Of (Footage (For "Making-Of" For Publicity Clips))

Blaz Jelnikar

Other

Marjan Jelnikar

Other

Vanessa Jerrom

Publicist (France & International)

Milorad Kalanj

Props Master

Emina Kaliman

Dresser

Ivica Katona

2nd Camera Operator

Mirjam Kavcic

Makeup

Gordana Kazic

Props Master Assistant

Rebecca Kearey

Special Thanks

Franc Kes

Caterer (Restaurant Kes)

Jozica Kes

Caterer (Restaurant Kes)

Miha Kirn

Electrician

Dunja Klemenc

Co-Producer

Cédomir Kolar

Producer

Viviane Koupogbe

Accountant

Vera Kovacevic

Publicist (Slovenia)

Robert Krasovec

Special Fog Effects

Ivo Kristof

Stunts

Frane Krnc

Production Assistant

Bojan Kukovic

Props Master Assistant

Mitja Kunstelj

Other

Simon Lacault

Production Trainee

Kosta Latinovic

Song Performer ("Anterija")

Jelka Leben

Make-Up Assistant

Tomaz Lehpamer

Production Manager

Ursa Loboda

Set Designer

Daro Majcen

Production Assistant

Zvonka Makuc

Costume Designer

Federico Mariotto

Post-Production Coordinator

Nadine Marteleck

Other

Marko Matak

Special Fog Effects

Alioune Mbow

Boom Operator (Belgium)

Cameron Mccracken

Special Thanks

Ines Medle

Caterer

Denis Medved

Military Vehicle Driver

Dusko Milavec

Production Designer

Henri Morelle

Sound; Sound Equipment

Stephane Morelle

Boom Operator

Marco Muller

Co-Producer

Valerie Mussault

Special Thanks

Darko Njavro

Other

Darko Njavro

Special Effects

Massimiliano Normanno

Sound Effects Recording

Andrej Novak

Other

Andrej Nuncija

Other

Denis Offroy

Special Thanks

Miralem Ovcina

Post-Production Music Assistant (Sarajevo)

Jadranko Palcec

Other

Franc Pavlic

Driver

Aleksander Pavlin

Special Fog Effects

Igor Pedicek

Co-Producer

Viktor Penezic

2nd Assistant Cameraman

Mare Perme

Other

Marko Perme

Special Effects Assistant

Simon Perry

Special Thanks

Grega Petje

Special Fog Effects

Slaven Petrovic

Stunts

Tomislav Pinter

2nd Camera Operator

Pierre Planckaert

Other

Francois Pouget

Special Thanks

Hubert Pouille

Set Designer (Belgium)

Rudi Pozek

Props Master Assistant

Jernej Prebil

Trainee Electrician

Milan Prebil

Electrician

Franc Tomsic Puska

Other

Angela Quintavalle

Technical Coordinator

Angelo Raguseo

Sound Mixer

Melinda Rebrek-djurisic

Other

Giovanna Ritter

Assistant Editor

Sarr E Roma

Song Performer ("Anterija")

Domen Saje

Other

Kolja Saksida

2nd Assistant Director

Amir Karaha Sanovic

Song Performer ("Anterija")

Philippe Sellier

Sound Engineer (Belgium)

Ivan Seme-simbi

Driver

Peter Semolic

Military Vehicle Driver

Janez Senkinc

Props Master Assistant

Miklavz Skofic

Helicopter Pilot

Tomaz Skofic

Special Thanks

Celine Sohm

Other

Nathalie Springael

Beta Editor (Belgium)

Danis Tanovic

Screenwriter

Danis Tanovic

Music

Danis Tanovic

Song

Danis Tanovic

Song Performer ("Neprilagodjenost")

Polona Tavcar

Special Thanks

Chris Thewis

Other

Kris Thewis

Other

Alison Thompson

Special Thanks

Mirsad Tukic

Song ("Njemo Kolo")

Dusan Turk

Other

Martin Turk

2nd Assistant Director

Philippe Valentin

Production Supervisor

Dirk Van Rampelbergh

Chief Electrician (Belgium)

Walther Vanden Ende

Director Of Photography

Walther Vanden Ende

Dp/Cinematographer

Branko Vekic

Graphics

Dejan Vekic

Set Photographer

Cat Villiers

Co-Producer

Igor Voncina

Other

Bpostjan Vrhovec

2nd Assistant Director

Ronny Winkelmans

Tv Production Department (Belgium)

Joy Wong

Special Thanks

Jane Wright

Special Thanks

Blaz Zakotnik

Special Fog Effects

Matjaz Zavbi

Driver

Bozo Zdravec

2nd Assistant Cameraman

Adnan Zimic

Song Performer ("Anterija")

Peter Zobec

Additional Casting

Valentina Zoppas

Post-Production Coordinator

Alojz Zuzek

Driver

Robert Zuzek

Driver

Film Details

Also Known As
En Tierra de nadie, Ingenmansland
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
British Screen Finance; Canal Plus Belgium; Casablanca Productions; Centre Du Cinema Et De L'Audiovisuel; Centre Pavarotti; Cinecitta Studios; Counihan-Villiers Productions; Departement Federal Des Affaires Etrangeres; Direction Du Developpement Et De La Cooperation; Eclair Group; Eurimages; Europcar International; Fabrica; Fabrica Cinema; Fiduciaire Lorminiaux; Fondazione Montecinema Verita Locarno; Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.; Grand Hotel Union; Hotel M; Inhabitants Of The Town Of Bac; Judy Counihan Films; Kgs; Le Fonds Slovene Du Cinema; Man'S Films; Mobitel; Monev; Mostar; Noe Productions; Outpost Multivision; Rai Cinema; Restaurant Kes; Revoz; Rtbf; Rtbf Telefilms; Rtv Inc; Rubini & Associates; Sales Company; Sintal; Sis Productions; Slovenian Army; Sound On; Studio Maj; StudioCanal; Teledistributeurs Wallons; Test; Tps Cinema; Tri-Track Synchronization; Vikram
Distribution Company
Alfa Films; Ama Films; Arsenal Filmverleih; Bitters End; Budapest Film; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Fimimax; First Distributors Ltd (Hong Kong); Golem Distribution; Korean Arts Centre; Lev Films; MGM Distribution Company; MGM Home Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; OcTan Films; Rai Cinema; Rialto Distribution; Russia; SF Studios; Shaw Organization; Skifan Hf; Umut Sanat Filmcilik

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Award Wins

Best Foreign Language Film

2001

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Canal Plus Audience Award for Best Film at the 2002 Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Winner of the 2001 award for Best Foreign Film from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 2001 Cesar Award for Best First Film.

Winner of the 2001 Golden Satellite Award for Best Foreign Film from the International Press Academy.

Winner of the Audience Award for Features at the AFI Fest 2001 Film Festival.

Winner of the award for Best Screenplay at the 2001 Cannes International Film Festival.

Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the 2001 European Film Awards.

Winner of the Audience Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Released in United States Winter December 7, 2001

Released in United States December 14, 2001

Expanded Release in United States December 21, 2001

Released in United States on Video April 9, 2002

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States August 2001

Released in United States September 2001

Released in United States October 2001

Released in United States November 2001

Released in United States January 2002

Recipient of the Award for Best First feature and the Audience Award at the 2001 Sarajevo Film Festival.

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 19 - November 11, 2001.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 12-26, 2001.

Shown at Sarajevo Film Festival August 17-25, 2001.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (in competition) September 20-29, 2001.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 17-21, 2001.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Programme) January 23 - Feb 3, 2002.

Feature directorial debut for short filmmaker Danis Tanovic.

Began shooting June 2000.

Released in United States Winter December 7, 2001

Released in United States December 14, 2001 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States December 21, 2001

Released in United States on Video April 9, 2002

Released in United States 2001 (Recipient of the Award for Best First feature and the Audience Award at the 2001 Sarajevo Film Festival.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 19 - November 11, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 31 - September 3, 2001.)

Released in United States August 2001 (Shown at Sarajevo Film Festival August 17-25, 2001.)

Released in United States August 2001 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 12-26, 2001.)

Released in United States September 2001 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (in competition) September 20-29, 2001.)

Released in United States January 2002 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Programme) January 23 - Feb 3, 2002.)

Released in United States November 2001 (Shown at AFI Fest 2001: The American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival (International Competition) November 1-11, 2001.)

Released in United States October 2001 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 17-21, 2001.)

The Countries of Bosnia & Herzegovina