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These soldiers are caught between enemy lines in this satire that focuses on the '93 conflict in the former Yugoslavia. When Bosnian and Serb soliders (Branko Djuric and Rene Bitorajac, respectively) find themselves together in an unoccupied trench in "no man's land," their first instincts are to kill each other. Of course, they can't once they develop an uneasy friendship.
And having Djuric's injured comrade lying over a ready-to-blow mine isn't helping matters much. The absurdly funny film, which was just submitted as Bosnia's first-ever submission for a foreign-film Oscar, works best when we're left with the soldiers trying to learn about one another--the underlying tension handled well by director (and conflict documentarian) Danis Tanovic. No Man's Land starts to get slightly muddied, however, when the U.N. is brought in to expedite a peaceful solution but only mucks up the affair. Still, this tour of duty to the cineplex is worth enlisting for.