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Hannah Maynard, prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, is leading a trial against a former commander of the Yugoslavian National Army who is accused of the deportation and later killing of dozens of Bosnian-Muslim civilians. When a key witness commits suicide, it looks like the case will unravel, however Hannah refuses to give in. Hoping to uncover new findings, she travels to the witness' burial in Sarajevo and meets his sister Mira who she senses has much more to say than she is willing to admit. Despite threats of violence, Mira reluctantly agrees to testify at The Hague. However, she and Hannah must both risk life and limb to make it to the court, only to discover that there are traitors among their own ranks.
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Jeff in Seattle - Customer Review
Storm is a great thriller! OK, I'm a sucker for these genres, but Storm reminds me of the BBC's Prime Suspect series. The difference is that Prime Suspect deals with murder mysteries, while Storm is a thriller. I'm sure Kerry Fox can take on Helen Mirren actingwise. It is also such a trest to see Anamaria Marinca in this film. I've seen her in 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, which I highly recommend, and in BBC's The Last Enemy on Masterpiece Theater. I would love to see Anamaria's future films. That being said, Sotrm deals with the aftermath of the Bosnian conflict in the Balkans. The European community attempts to prosecute a Serbian war criminal in the judicial system, but Kerry Fox's character is stymied by bureaucrats in the system attempting to sweep the Serbian's atrocities against women in favor of reaching a deal with the war criminal. This deal involves naming names of those responsible for the atrocities in general. The witness (Anamaria Marinca) gets the short end of the stick, potentially exposing herself to Serbians attempting to silence her. A great start to Year 8!
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