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Saviour [DVD] [2000]

Dennis Quaid , Nastassja Kinski , Predrag Antonijevic    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Dennis Quaid, Nastassja Kinski, Pascal Rollin, Catlin Foster, Stellan Skarsgård
  • Directors: Predrag Antonijevic
  • Writers: Robert Orr
  • Producers: Biljana Prvanovic, Cindy Cowan, Janet Yang, Joseph Bruggeman, Mirjana Mijojlic
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, French, Serbo-Croatian
  • Subtitles: English, Hebrew
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 29 May 2000
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004SC86
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,380 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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After losing his beautiful wife (Nastassja Kinski) and young son in a terrorist bombing, Joshua Rose (Dennis Quaid) avenges their death in a murderous rampage. To escape his crime, he joins the Foreign Legion and assumes the name of Guy. But as a mercenary for the Serbs, Guy is still possessed by his mission of vengeance until he meets Vera (Natasa Ninkovic), a young Serb girl who is pregnant with her Muslim rapist's child. Together they embark on an unforgettable journey of survival through a war-shredded world. He is her only hope for survival. She is his only chance for redemption.

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Losing Humanity 3 Mar 2003
By A Customer
This is one of those films that is a sorely missed classic. Far superior to other war titles in recent years like Saving Private Ryan, this film puts its focus on one man who loses his humanity in an act of violence. From this, ironically, he turns to violence and goes on a journey of self-discovery that needs to be seen to be believed. It is powerful and full of strong performances. The war in Yugoslavia is as pointless as any war with the true villains existing within all of the three sides involved. Remarkable, a must-have for your collection.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb! 3 Jan 2001
By A Customer
This is one of the most moving films I have ever seen! It shows the rebuilding of one mans humanity. From the shooting in the mosque, showing no regard for human life to his protection for Vera and the Baby. The music is also superb, it is one of the parts of the movie that make you feel the emotion. The acting is very good and the story line superb. It illustrates what the soldiers in the former Yugoslavia must have gone through. All in all an excellent film well worth the watch, the best war film since Platoon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars powerful and deeply involving 6 Mar 2003
By simon gurney HALL OF FAME
Savior is an excellent piece of film making, and in itself a hard film to pin down in terms of genre, its certainly set during a war, but i would hesitate to call it a war film.
Dennis Quaid is excellent, as indeed are all the cast, the pace and story have a definite european flavour, and there are many many scenes which impose themselves on the memory, the massacre is intense and shocking, but there are many such scenes with more subtle content, the locations are perfect and add so much to the depth of the story.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Private Ryan is in the Shade 3 Aug 2002
You do not need to see a movie about a war almost 60 years old to experience the true horror of war. Unlike Saving Private Ryan's apocalyptic opening, Savior is a much more personal film, following, instead, one man's redemption in the most horrific of circumstances (the Yugoslavian conflict).
Quaid is on fire in his performance and was criminally overlooked by the major awards, but that is what you get with such a politically hot potato.
Horrific - certainly
Heartbreaking - of course
Compelling - definitely
Savior is a film ripe for discovery. It is a war film that could stand alongside Apocalypse Now, All Quiet on the Western Front, Platoon and A Midnight Clear and not look out of place.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
so much needs saying about this film, so to start i will give the jist of the story, joshua is living in paris working for the american embassy there when his wife and son are killed in a sudden bombing only moments after he leaves them to return to work, this obviously scars him deeply and he takes his vengeance in the local muslim temple, killing several innocent worshipers. he then joins the foreign legion to escape this crime and his now shattered life.
he now works as a mercenary for the serbs, heartless and cold he no longer cares for anything, when he loses his only friend he is left with next to nothing. he soon has to rescue a young woman from brutal murder while she is pregnant with the result of a tragic rape while being held prisoner, he not only saves her but delivers the child as well. this shows he still has some shred of humanity. he then sets out to try and return the two victims. failing to do so he ends up being responsible for them, and we are taken on a harrowing journey through a war torn country that is frighteningly realistic.
heart warming scenes and truly moving choices/decisions make this one of the most amazing stories i have ever seen. i love most dennis quaid films but this one truly shows what he is capable of. it is deeply moving and leaves you feeling totally amazed and upset when its over. i could not believe how wonderfully the story worked and how beautifully it was directed. truly a masterpiece
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not an easy journey.....but worth the trip, 23 Feb 2011
Warning ! This film is not easy on the eyes or your heart. In a wartime setting it shows all that is bad in human nature and how, sometimes we have less moral standards than any other animal. It's a story of a mercenary (Quaid) who has lost much of his humanity, somehow finds it again when he is called upon to help a young mother and her new-born baby.
Don't watch this if you are feeling down or depressed. Do watch it if you enjoy a good storyline and excellent cinema. This should have been the gateway to great role's for Quaid. Sadly that wasn't to be, but we do see what a great actor he is, given the right material. Don't miss this !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS: Set in the Serbian/Croatian War sometime in the early 1990's this film stars Denis Quaid who starts off as a member of the CIA working out of the US Embassy in Paris where he is about to take his son and wife on a day out for a treat-having broken the promise to do so many times before, when suddenly a colleague enters the cafe where he is sitting with his loving wife Maria Rose (Natassja Kinski) and the boy to say he is urgently needed? Another broken promise? He explains again to the child he must go and makes "another appointment".
He leaves and crosses the road and the cafe explodes into a thousand fragments leaving his two family members dead along with many others.He is in shock and has an on-the-spot breakdown resulting in him going to the nearby Mosque where he shoots and kills a dozen or more Muslims praying. A colleague manages to aid his escape, seeing the condition he is in.Quaid is next seen as a Mercenary with Stellan Skarsgaard and ventures through this film which has an extremely good screenplay,doing good and helping one person after the other against all the odds.I don't want to give-up too much of the plot or storyline, suffice to say that this is a very realistic story of the real war in Sarajevo between the Serbs and Croats and the butchery and ethnic cleansing that did and was allowed to take place.The Direction by Predrag Antonijevic is very good and acting is first-class and really convincing especially from Natasa Ninkovic as "Vera".Region 1 version is extended by 4 vital minutes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended.
For the life of me I cannot understand why this movie has been and is still being sidelined for so long. Read more
Published 1 month ago by NB
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great dvd
Published 1 month ago by MARION DINNIE
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
If you haven't seen this film then you simply have to although its not for the fainthearted it's an excellent portrayal of the horrors of sectarianism and war.
Published 8 months ago by K. Oppong
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 stars is enough
It could have been a much stronger war drama, still it's worth watching. Full of "pietas" toward its characters, yet not holding back when it comes to show all the cruelty... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Elleppi
1.0 out of 5 stars a question mark
Despite the obvious fact that approximately 1.000.000 Muslim and Croatian women were raped by Serbs (a part of genocide executed by Serbs) how can a poor so called rape victim... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Cem
1.0 out of 5 stars Stone's baby
Supposed to be about the meltdown of Yugoslavia.

Strange,seeing as though this was Oliver Stone's pet project,that he produced it,but didn't direct it. Read more
Published on 9 April 2012 by are biased,tax dodging ,cacographists
3.0 out of 5 stars not as bad as I previously said
this could have been a powerful movie depicting the horrors of the balkan holocaust but instead turns out to be another hollywood hero fantasy - why else cast Dennis Quaid of the... Read more
Published on 7 April 2012 by Ed
5.0 out of 5 stars A fair portrayal of what what really went on in Bosnia.
After watching Welcome to Sarajevo I didn't have high hopes for this film I assumed its got to be biased and one sided and to my surprise it wasn't this film shows a fair portrayal... Read more
Published on 24 Oct 2011 by Mr Milan Rnic
5.0 out of 5 stars Saviour
This is an interesting story set during the Balkans conflict. It is about an American mercenary who finds himself taking care of a baby in hostile territory. Read more
Published on 21 Aug 2011 by Sunny Boshoff
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most powerful war films I've ever seen
Arguably flawed, but boy did this knock me on my butt. A film about the horror and brutality of war, and this
one got to me in a way very few have. Read more
Published on 23 Jan 2011 by K. Gordon
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