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Michael Henderson, a British foreign correspondent is stationed in Sarajevo, during the war in Bosnia. The city is under siege from enemy artillery, positioned in the hills that circle the city. Henderson, his cameraman Greg and producer Jane Carson, file regular reports from the city, for the television news in Britain. Henderson discovers an orphanage, situated on the front line, under continuous bombardment from artillery fire. Homfied by the terrible conditions the children live under, he repeatedly films reports from the orphanage urging the international community to take action to remove the children to safety. Frustrated by the lack of response and no longer able to maintain journalistic detachment, he determines to smuggle one of the children back to England.

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Written by: Michael Nicholson, Frank Cottrell Boyce
Starring: Goran Visnjic, Marisa Tomei, Woody Harrelson, Kerry Fox, Stephen Dillane, Emira Nusevic, James Nesbitt
Produced by: Graham Broadbent, Damian Jones
Original Music by: Adrian Johnston

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