Hannah Maynard is leading a trial against a former commander of the Yugoslavian National. Hoping to uncover new findings, she travels to a witness’ burial in Sarajevo and meets his sister Mira who she senses has much more to say than she is willing to admit…
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Storm is a savvy paper thriller, like an international and more sensitive version of The Firm. It follows the same trappings of a conventional case-based, check-on-the-facts structure but with an even hand and no illusion to change the sub-genre. Great performances.
A tense geopolitical and courtroom thriller that I found quite involving. The fact that director Hans-Christian Schmid didn't resort to cheap devices, such as flashbacks, to depict the crimes in Bosnia at the heart of the story made it more dependent on dialogue and less manipulative. Great performances from the two leads, interesting camera work that involves constant movement and zooms.
This has been on my list for quite a while so was good to finally be able to watch. A rather standard story but its the performances you come to see - all of which are stellar but in particular Kerry Fox and Anamaria Marinca who are both mesmerizing.