Storm (15)

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The dark shadow of Bosnian war crimes in the 1990s falls across Hans-Christian Schmid's drama of remembering.

Kerry Fox plays an ambitious prosecutor aiming to bring a Serbian warlord to book for his complicity in an unreported mass rape. Anamaria Marinca plays a victim reluctantly torn from her new life in Germany to testify before the International Crimes Tribunal at The Hague. Shifting around characterless hotel lobbies and impersonal conference rooms, the film tries to bring to life the frustrations and compromises

involved in prosecuting war criminals, but the fog of bureaucracy tends to muffle the urgency, and there's only so much office-based arguing a film can handle before an audience will want to slam the door. Honest performances by the two leads help along the underpowered narrative.

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