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      Shot Through the Heart

      R 1998 1h 49m Drama List
      Reviews 83% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Vlado (Linus Roache) and Slavko (Vincent Perez) are longtime friends who are torn apart by the Bosnian War in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. Vlado is a Muslim and Slavko is a Serb, meaning they are on opposing sides of the conflict. Being an expert sniper, Slavko fires at civilians in Vlado's neighborhood. Consequently, Vlado turns down Slavko's offer to flee the country and instead becomes a freedom fighter. The old friends confront each other and must decide on their true allegiances. Read More Read Less

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      Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 2/5 Jul 26, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Frances H Mankind's cruelty to his own kind never ceases to horrify me. How can one love his own family and not realize that others love their own just as much? How can you love any child, and then turn around and kill the child of another? I'll never understand this. Shot Through the Heart is a powerful film that deals with these issues. What separates the two main characters is not as this site says, "political and religious issues," but the fact that one character is okay with being a sniper who kills innocent women and children, because they were born in a different religion or ethnic group, and the other character is not--he kills only those who are targeting these innocent victims. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/03/13 Full Review Audience Member I'd never heard of this film, but somehow came across it through Cable Tv when nothing else was on. This is a no regret movie. You actually walk away learning about war, hatred at it's worst and watch as 2 bestfriend become enemies. A orgianl storyline, and somewhat factual piece it's captivating and very disturbing..Graphic and Violent..It's a 1 time watch for me. Yet i enjoyed the realistic aspect of it, I recommend this to someone with a strong stomach and open mind. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Riveting, all the more so because it actually happened. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member movie about Bosnian agression, tells story about two friends , two sniperists one on other side killing womans n kids who crossing streets to egt some watter and one on other side who defend hes city from serbian agressors on hills, it's not greatest movie, not so good with acting and i don't find directing well either production so lame, Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Honest illustration of the breakdown of civilization through the lives of two friends who find themselves in opposite sides of the ethnic conflict in the former Yugoslavia. Although the movie only hints at the most horrific carnage and abuses, it doesn't sugarcoats the guilt and responsibility of the Serb aggressors. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Again, we learn not to judge a book by its cover. This is a complex and compelling movie. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Vlado (Linus Roache) and Slavko (Vincent Perez) are longtime friends who are torn apart by the Bosnian War in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. Vlado is a Muslim and Slavko is a Serb, meaning they are on opposing sides of the conflict. Being an expert sniper, Slavko fires at civilians in Vlado's neighborhood. Consequently, Vlado turns down Slavko's offer to flee the country and instead becomes a freedom fighter. The old friends confront each other and must decide on their true allegiances.
      Director
      David Attwood
      Producer
      Su Armstrong
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Aug 30, 2005
      Runtime
      1h 49m