January 15, 2016
Studio: IFC Films
Director: Fernando Léon de Aranoa
MPAA Rating: R (for language including some sexual references)
Screenwriters: Fernando Léon de Aranoa, Diego Farias
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry
Copyright Holder: N/A
It’s just another day on the job for a band of badass war zone rescue workers as they defy death and confront war’s absurdities. The setting is 1995, “somewhere in the Balkans.” Over the course of 24 breathless hours, Mambrú (Benicio Del Toro) leads his team of humanitarians—including hard-bitten, wisecracking veteran B (Tim Robbins) and new recruit Sophie (Melanie Thierry)—as they deal with a most unexpected crisis, layers of bureaucratic red tape, and the reappearance of Mambrú’s old flame (Olga Kurylenko). Through it all, the group handles the less-than-glamorous realities of life in a combat zone the only way they know how: with selfless bravery and a healthy dose of irreverent humor.