Welcome To Sarajevo Script - Dialogue Transcript

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Welcome To Sarajevo Script





Today, the city

of Vukovar has fallen.



lt is now no more than rubble.



ln the past two months,

the Serbs have pounded it



with more than two million shells.



These survivors

are heading for Bosnia,



hoping to escape the war.



But tonight

we must face the possibility



that this... is only the beginning.



  We strolled through the hills



  All wet with rain



  And back along the lane again



  There with the sun shining



  ln the sweet summertime



  The way that young lovers do



  l kissed you on the lips once more



  And we said goodbye



  At your front door

in the night time



  Yeah, that's the right time



  To feel the way



  That young lovers do



  Then we sat on our own star



  And dreamed

of the way that we were...  



  Then we sat on...  






  Then we sat on our own star



  And dreamed

of the way that we were



  And the way that we wanted to be



  Then we sat on our own star



  And dreamed

of the way that l was for you



  And you were for me



  l would like to

dance the night away...  



- Get the cross.

- l've got it.



Oh, Christ! Go back. Go back.



Go back.



Get the sniper!



Yeah, yeah, l got him.



Get the priest.



ls he mad?



ls he mad?



Come on.



- You don't want this?

- Come on!



This is the wrong street.



Let's go back.



- Michael, let's go back.

- lt's here.






They put roadblocks.

l turned the van round.



Others are going to be

stuck here for hours.






- What did you get?

- We need a new driver.



lt was hard to get Joey. He was

a cabbie. He knows the city.



He's an idiot.



He's been selling our petrol.

AND he's an idiot.



We've been running round the

streets trying to find him.



ls that true about the petrol?



lt was full this morning

and it's empty now.



That's it. From there.



Now, another three.



No one dares move the body.



Then the boy.



- This now.

- No, the boy.



l just saw this footage

of Flynn being shot at.



- Got that?

- No.



- Why not?

- Why not what?



Why haven't we got it?



General decline

in journalistic standards.



lt's this news as entertainment

bollocks. So patronising.



- l hate that.

- l hate that, too.






l actually think it was very brave,



and most people respond to bravery.






'They were

yards from the church



'when the sniper opened fire,

and now the mother is dead.



'Another innocent victim

killed in cold blood.



'This is Jordan Flynn in Sarajevo.'



l'm not worthy of

applause, but l'll take money.



Oh, thank you.

You'll be remembered.



Thank you so much.



Oh-ho! Well, look

who's here - Henderson.



And Gregg.

Care to make a contribution?



l don't have anything small enough.



Sure you do,

but l was thinking about money.



What d'you think?

Syndicated worldwide.



Your producers must be delighted



- Exactly.

- They sent you to get killed.



Now it looks like you will.



- Good one!

- Good night.



Henderson, how about

a little Bushmills?



Hey, Gregg - Bushmills.



See ya.



l can't believe

you're turning down Bushmills.



There's a first.



He was only trying to help.



We're here to report.






Haven't seen Bushmills

in a long time.



Michael, are you all right?



- Michael, are you all right?

- Yeah.






- We're gonna drink to the line.

- Lower...please. Better.



l make my important decisions

after reaching that line.



l liked what you did.

lt was really brave.



- lt stank.

- Ooh, God!



You thought it stank?



lt wasn't about Sarajevo,

it was about YOU.



Back home no one's heard of

Sarajevo but they all know me.



- She with you?

- Freelance.



Figures. Who would hire her?



You should never drink

serious whisky without water



because the strength of the alcohol



smothers the complex flavour.



ls that right?



- Chiverly!

- Chiverly!






l am in love with you. ln spite

of the company you keep.



Thank you.



l'd like to save you from this.



Leaving so soon, Mr Flynn?

The war is young.



- Hi.

- Zeljko.



l got your phone-call, sir.






Try - you might be lucky.



Very good. Here.



Oh. Thanks.



- Here.

- Thanks.



Thank you.



- Bye.

- Bye.



- 'Hello?'

- Helen, hi, it's me.



- 'Shit, sorry.'

- Helen?



'Yeah, hang on.



'Sorry. l was putting

the kids to bed.'



lt's OK.



'l must've fallen asleep.



- 'Hello?'

- You OK?



'Yeah, l'm...l'm fine. Fine.



'What time is it?'



Er, it's...well, you're an hour

behind - it's twenty past ten.



- 'She's awake again.'

- 'Mummy!'



'Can you hear that?'



Yeah. All right. You'd better go.



Um, l just...






l'm all right.



'l'm coming!'



(  Stone Roses: ''l Wanna Be Adored'')



ln English.



Everything in English

this morning. Gotta practise.



This is my last clean one.






lt's from Marks & Spencer in Paris.



You don't believe it?



- No.

- What's this?



Certainly is

a woman of experience.



- Uh, Jane Carson?

- Risto Bavic?



- Yes.

- Come and join us.



Um, Michael Henderson'll

be along shortly.



This is our new driver.

This is Flynn.



- Hi. Nice to meet you.

- Hey! Dig those threads.



Yeah. lt's a great colour.

Sort of unusual.



My man, Zeljko!

Thank you. Do you have it?



- Oh, brother!

- Four.



- l'll find Michael.

- Take 'em.



- This is fine.

- Suit yourself.



For the head.

You need a hangover cure?



Would you mind

if l save it till later?



l haven't started my hangover yet.



Go ahead. Here, take...



All l need's one. Take 'em.



He's here now.

His English is pretty good.



He studied in Birmingham or Bristol.



- Hi, Mr Henderson.

- Man at C&A.



- Marks & Spencer.

- What?



C&A do a similar colour -



only Marks & Spencer do THlS colour.



Michael, mortar attack. Come on.






That's four days in a row

l haven't had breakfast.






Hail the conquering hero!



- Egg!

- Thank you.



- Two.

- Two eggs!



- Two eggs is a miracle!

- Three eggs!



ls there a word for three eggs?



- Omelette.

- Very good.



- Omelette!

- That's right. Omelette.



lt's in Facie Miska.



- Know it?

- Yeah, of course.



OK. You drive. Who's got the keys?



Can l bum a lift?



Hi. Annie McGee.



Shall we make a move?



l know this probably

isn't the best time,



but l'm working on a story.



l need papers, transport...



Talk to Jane Carson.

She's the producer.



l'm just the journalist.



- Smoke?

- No.



This could be

a very important story.



More important than

bombing people in the street?



Compared to that, it seems

like fucking Jane Austen.



Really? l never fucked Jane Austen.



Get the vegetables, Gregg.



Gregg, get the vegetables,

can you? And the bags.



This guy with the eye, Gregg...






What's the guy's name?

What's the...driver's name?



- Risto.

- Risto!






What's she saying?



What's she saying?



She doesn't know what she's saying.



She's lost control.



- You shouldn't film her.

- Get the bread.









Don't understand. Risto!



Can you ask this girl what

she wants? Ask what she wants.



Both the parents are dead.



We'll have to tell her.






Does she have any brothers

or sisters who could take her?



Any relatives

we can give her a lift to?



Spooling back.



Roll tape.



We're rolling.



This isn't the lead story.




this is not the lead story.



What lS the lead story?



The Second Coming?



The Duke and Duchess of York

are getting divorced.



Or separated.

l can't remember which.






Michael! Hear your network

had a big scoop today.



Duke and Duchess of Pork,

or something?



By the way, your Queen...



She's the richest woman in the

world, but what does she do?



- l'll drive.

- OK.



(  The House of Love: ''Shine On'')






- Hi.

- Hi.



Risto, have you got the key?



The little one, here.



Come through here.






That's good!



There's a little

one. Move him to the front.



'For these children, home

is the Ljubica lvezic Orphanage



'on one of Sarajevo's

many front lines.'



- You should wear them.

- l quite like them.



Everyone else is wearing them.



That RTL driver was saved by his.



- Wear them on petrol runs.

- Mm, all right.



l don't know if we

can get insured without them.



- l know you don't like them...

- Shh! Listen.



'l buried these children

in the garden...'



Wonder if she's insured (!)



'..everyone can see we are dying.



'So l will not put them away,

out of sight.



'Everyone must know we are dying.



'So...tell them.



'Keep on telling them

until they will move us.'



'lf it is possible

to treat children there,



'near to their families, with

people who speak their language



'and in relatively

familiar surroundings,



'then that is the best way.'



(  Bobby McFerrin:

''Don't Worry, Be Happy'')



  Here's a little song l wrote



  You might want

to sing it note for note



  Don't worry



  Be happy...  



God, l've never seen

such clean-looking people.



  ln every life we have some trouble



  But when you worry,

you make it double



  Don't worry



  Be happy  



Orphanages and hospitals

are being shelled daily.



Will you evacuate

the children and the sick?



We are here to consider

a range of options.



l know it's difficult but we

have to keep our perspective.



We deal with    countries

in the world



which are WORSE than Sarajevo.



Sir, just out of curiosity,



what are those other    places?



Are we slidin' up or down that scale?



'Emira has been here

since she was a baby.



'Now she's so frightened,

she can't sleep at night.'



'Sead's mother was killed

in a mortar attack.



'Zaned is from a village

near Sarajevo.



'His father and two older brothers



'were taken prisoner

by Serb irregulars,



'the feared Chetniks.



'His mother was shot by a sniper

whilst queuing for water.'



Got a permission letter

from Radovan Karadjic



so we can get behind Serb lines.



lt can't

be much of a story, then.



Anyway, we've got a story.

   kids who could be blown up



and nobody's paying any attention.



We've done that story.



We've STARTED that story.

They're still there.



As long as the UN's here

l'll keep those kids on screen.



Same message - ''Get me out.''



That's not news. That's a campaign.



l don't care.

l'm gonna get those kids out.



What's the problem?



Big guns, little children,

evil men - great television.



- lf it works.

- Good night.



- Won't listen, will he?

- Oh, dear!



Since the war,



the orphanage has taken in

not only babies



but also older children,



many of whom have witnessed

terrible events



as well as being separated

from their families.



'One day my mum went to work



'and was told she couldn't

work there any more



'because she was a Muslim.



'Then it was announced

that all Muslims had to leave.



'There was shelling,

all sorts of things.



'There were dead people around.



'l've got nothing to say about it.



'lt was terrible.'



'Where my house is.

l'd like to go back there.'



Yours, yeah?



Hello. Yours, yeah?



She ask if this

is where you come from.



Ah! Yes. Yes.



lt's changed a bit since then.



She want to get out of Sarajevo.



Your film would help

to get us out of here?



Yes. l hope so.



She wants a promise.



lt's a promise.



lt's a Haggadah.

lt's the story of the Exodus.






lt was in the museum. When

the Nazis came, it disappeared.



When the war was over, it was back.



And now it's disappeared again.



- lt's lovely.

- Yeah, it's nice.



On the real one you can see

fingerprints and wine stains



where it's been used.



People say that after this war,

it will return.



But it's been sold to buy weapons.



No, that's not true.



When the museum was bombed, the

old guy, Professor lmamovich,



he found the book in the rubble.

Now it's somewhere safe.



lt'll be back.



- What are you doing?

- l use books to cook with.



lt's all there is.



lf you have to burn books,

you should at least enjoy it.



You know - special occasion,

special book.



Besides, l could never

relate to the Exodus.



(  The Happy Mondays: ''Donovan'')



You know what l'm going to do?



l'm going to make

a concert here in Sarajevo.



ls that such a good idea?



l will defy death in the name of Art.



What about the audience?



The audience will die happy

listening to me.



But l'm not going to do it yet,



because Sarajevo is only

the   th worst place on Earth.



l'm waiting until we're number one.



- What is number one?

- LA, of course.



Help with the babies.



You want the children upstairs?



- Yes.

- OK.



'We came here this evening



'to make another report

on the Ljubica lvezic Orphanage.



'When we arrived, the building

next door was on fire



'and one room of the orphanage

had been destroyed.'



Roadrunner's coming.



Roadrunner's coming.

Come on. Let's go.



The Bosnian government



is against any kind of evacuation.



From their point of view,

the Serbs want the city empty.



lf they evacuate,

we're helping the Serbs.



Evacuation is actually




and that's a quote.



lt will take time to find

a solution to the problem.



Thus we must have patience.



This is cold.



Here, have mine.



- Zeljko!

- No, l want a fresh cup.



- ls that hot?

- l want a fresh cup.



- Got a pen?

- Give me your book.



Look at 'em. They're like vultures.



Look at US. We're like vultures.



Working vultures. lt's grand.






That's mine

and Mr Henderson is inside.



- Happy?

- Thanks.



- Thank you.

- OK. Bye.



Just a sec. Thanks.



lt's extraordinary, is it not,



that with children trapped

in the most dangerous corner



of the most dangerous city on Earth



that this plane will fly

out of here completely empty.



'lt would be a simple matter

to move the children



'but someone somewhere along the

bureaucratic line is saying no.'



Cheer up, Michael.



You'll be back in London by Tuesday.



Put that back.

That's my lucky hat.



Working wonders for us.



Six years in that -

l've never been shot.



Swap it for my lucky knickers?



- No.

- Charming.



l'm not gonna film a war

wearing your knickers.



On your head!



Do they stop you getting shot?



No. l just get lucky wearing them.






Where've you been? Thought

you'd gone to the seaside.



Met a lady who needed a lift.



- Hi, Henderson.

- Hi.



- Annie.

- Get it?



- Yeah.

- Got what?



- Was it terrible?

- Yeah. lt WAS terrible.



- Where've you been?

- Uh, Omarska and Trnopolie.



lt was...a real party.



'lTN was given

permission to visit these camps



'by Radovan Karadjic,

the Bosnian Serb leader.



'There are      prisoners held here.



'These are the ones

we were allowed to talk to.'



Can you just hold on?

Hold on. Michael...






l...didn't wanna

let it go and, um...



No, no, no. You did

the right thing. Absolutely.



- Well done.

- Thanks.



Annie, it's a great story.




Thank you.






- You, uh...you got any petrol?

- Yeah.



You think l might be able

to get a lift across town?



- Now?

- Yeah.



Yeah. All right.



Top man!



Yeah. Uh...



Uh...l got... l was with...



You speak Bosnian, eh?



Describing it in English,

it doesn't sound real.



lf any language could

do it justice, it's Bosnian.



And does it?



l'm still learning.

Little, simple things.



Um, ''do you have an avocado?''



''l'm desperate for a toilet.''



- Ah!

- Ah.



(Flynn) Little things, you know,

like that. Thank you.



Here's the cake.



- Take the small piece.

- Toast.



- What's that?

- To their son.



Yeah. To your son.



'History has shown us

that you can't allow



'the mass extermination of

people and just let it happen.'



'We do not see

any evidence of a programme



'of systematic or massive

killing of innocent people...'



'   years ago,

world leaders said,



'''We didn't know what was happening.''



'We know what's happening, now.'



'Don't... Don't live under this dream



'that the West will come

and sort this problem out.'



D'you want these?



What d'you say we smoke one?



Don't start.

Once you start, you never stop.



You're not smoking or

drinking. What ARE you doing?



Staying alive.



Here. Have this as well.



l think l might...l might...

get the hell out and go home.



What d'you think?






l could...cover

the Republican Convention.



Maybe, uh...



How about, uh, the Superbowl?



Super bollocks!



Super bollocks?



- Why is it when Americans...?

- Why?



Why is it that Americans,



when they're playing sport,

wear so much padding?



You spend more time

dressing up than playing.



Sure, we don't dress

to the nines like cricket.



But...what about basketball?

Just a vest.



Basketball isn't a sport.

Basketball's a freak show.



Easy. You're on sacred territory.



The side with

the tallest player wins.



Also, it's a girls' game.



You know, only two good

things ever came from England.



One - America, two - the Beatles.



Beatles aren't English.



They're from Liverpool.



You even pad up to play girls' games.



You know...






Those orphans are not

your responsibility.



You're here, you're a reporter.



You're here to report.









Zeljko. Would you take care of these?



Mr Henderson, you leaving?






Have some of those. l don't smoke.



- Thank you very much.

- OK.



- Oh, hi there.

- Hi.



- Good night?

- Yeah. Very good.



- Hi.

- This is Nina.



Hello. Welcome to the

  th worst place on Earth.






- Nina's an aid worker.

- ls this water?



- Yeah.

- Can l...?



A children's charity.

The Children's Lifeline.



We've got a bus.

Bring in food and take out kids.



l'm pitching our story

to your network.



- What sort of children?

- Boys and girls.



Children who are sponsored

abroad or have relatives abroad.



And babies.

They're easy to find homes for.



l can get babies. There's an

orphanage on the front line.



- D'you need babies?

- Aren't you leaving?



You COULD leave - with us.

An epic story for you.



The Exodus!



Can you help any of them?



Well...we'll try. We'll try.



lt's for the baby.



What's their name?



She thinks that she's going.



She says, ''You promised me.''



lt's OK if we don't have

birth certificates.



Here they are.



lf she had somewhere to go,

could you take her?



- Nina?

- What?



Emira. She wants to leave.



Does she have somewhere to go?



- No.

- No, l can't take her.



We have to prove the older kids

are visiting relatives.



No evacuation - that was the deal.



- What if she was visiting me?

- What d'you mean?



lf she was coming to London

to visit me...?



lt's not that simple.



Mrs Savic?



l can't speak for her.

You have to ask her yourself.



What's that?

ls that a yes?



Yes. That's yes.



l thought she might want to stay.



She's been with me always.



But it's OK. l'm glad she doesn't.



lt's just for a short time.

Until the war's over.






For a short time. l hope so.



Hello, TV man.



You got any cigarettes?



You know this is

completely illegal, don't you?






Why are you doing this?



l don't know.



- Married?

- Yes.



- Kids?

- Yes.



OK. l don't want anyone

to know what you're doing.



Not your news crew,

your producer, no one.



Don't sit near her on the bus.



l want you to treat Emira

like all the other kids.






l'm very grateful.



'At last

there is good news



'for the children of

Ljubica lvezic Orphanage.



'Five babies have got places

on a convoy



'taking children to ltaly,



'where they can stay

till the fighting is over.



'They'll have to leave behind

more than     older children



'who aren't so lucky.



'Their daily struggle

to survive seems without end.'



'The babies are not

out of danger yet.



'Landmines and mortars

are some of the hazards



'that lie between them

and the safety of ltaly.



'Last week, snipers fired on

a bus trying to leave Sarajevo.



'Two babies were killed.'



Are you worried

about the children?



Yes, l am.



But we have a one-hour

ceasefire throughout Sarajevo



and permission from authorities

on both sides to bring them.



What's the alternative?

To leave them here?



'The mothers of the children

leaving today



'clearly feel it is more

dangerous to stay than to go.'



l'd like to apologise

on behalf of the American people



for not delivering

on those air strikes.



lf things were reversed -

Muslims slaughtering Christians,



we'd have done something by now.



We have safe passage

through this street.



This is the street, right?



Door, please.



- Back!

- What's happening?



They won't let us through.



They're sending us

the long way round.



Everybody back!

Back on the bus, please.



Sorry about this. They insist

on searching the bus.



You'll have to get everybody off.



OK, they wanna search the bus.



We have to get off. lt'll be OK.



Back on. We're all right.

We're OK. We're going.



lt's... lt's really like

where l come from.



Apart from the mountains

and the water and the sun.



Very, very similar.



Elton John.






lt's so quiet.



- Treetop.

- Treetop.



Tree top.









You'd be better off

teaching her ltalian.



- That's where she's going.

- You know ltalian?



- Look...tree...

- Tree.



- Top.

- Top.



- Helen.

- Helen.



- Christopher.

- Christopher.



- Jane.

- Jane.



- Garden...

- Garden...



- ln...

- ln...



- London.

- London.



- London in...

- London in...



- England.

- England.



- England in...

- London.






Good night.



We...give full guarantees



according to Geneva Convention

for civilians.



You can't negotiate with a terrorist.



- Quickly, quickly.

- Onto the bus.



That's it, that's it.



Get 'em on the back door. Come on!



Let's go! Quickly! Come on!






We've got documentation here



from your people in Pale.



- Pale, eh?

- That's right.



There's, uh, the official seal.



l have the rest

of the documents.



That's permission to go through

all the different territories.



Be cool, it'll be fine.



Oh, oh, oh. We have no Muslims.



No Muslim children

on this bus. No Muslims.



We have no Muslim children...






Why is he taking these kids?



We have documents for these

children. They are not Muslim!



What's he saying?



What does he want?

l'll give it to him!



Munira, tell him now,



we have papers to get us

through this territory.



We have documents for each

and every child on this bus.



No, no. She's English. She's with me.



She's English!



Emira! Stop!



Stay here.



Where are they taking them?!



Stay. Stay.



There wasn't anything you could do.



Can you swim?






Looks like you missed the boat, kid.



- The boat?

- Mmm. You should be on it.






- 'Hello?'

- Hello. lt's me.



'Michael! Hi! Where are you?'



ln Split. l'll be home tomorrow.



'Oh, brilliant!

ls everything all right?'



Yeah. l'm talking quietly

'cause, uh...



l'm bringing someone home with me.



'lt's not Gregg, is it?'



No...no, not Gregg.



She's a girl from Sarajevo.

She's from the orphanage.



l wanted to call earlier

but l didn't know what to say.



- 'How old is she?'

- She's nine.



l don't really know

why l've done this.



She'd somehow thought

that l could help her get out.



And l realised that l could and

there wasn't any reason not to.



'Well, it's, uh...



'lt's good, l guess.

lt's...it's good.'









'Mmm... Hmm.'



- You OK?

- 'Yeah. Yeah. l'm fine.



- 'Just come home, OK?'

- OK.



'OK. Can't wait to see you.'



Well, we'll see you tomorrow.



'See you tomorrow.'



  l've...l've got a reason



  To know your name



  l've...l've got a reason



  To stay the same



  l've made up my mind



  Life's not unkind...  



- January.

- January.



- February.

- February.



- March.

- March.



- April.

- April.



- May.

- May.



  Happy birthday to you!



  Happy birthday to you!



  Happy birthday, dear Emira



  Happy birthday to you!  



  l've...l've got a reason



  That keeps me singing...  






Quick, quick! Go on, Chris. Your go.



Out! Howzat?






lt's for you.



- Coffee?

- No, thanks.






- 'Henderson.'

- Flynn!



How did you get a call out?



The network got me one

of these satellite phones.



l'm selling calls on the side,

making a fortune.



l hope the war keeps up.



Listen, the woman l love -

you know, one way -



wants to talk to you...

brace yourself.



- 'Hi, Michael.'

- Hi, Jane.



'How's the kid?'



Oh... Yeah. Good, you know?



Complicated but good.



- Does she wanna come back?

- No.



The thing is...that, um...



someone here wants her to come back.



Someone like who?



The uncle contacted us here.



She has a mother, Michael,

and she wants her back.



'Sorry, Michael.'



l shouldn't have brought her out.



Of course you should.



What's it gonna be like

for her now, going back?



- lt's just...

- Maybe she won't have to go.






Maybe she won't have to go back.



l didn't know she had a mother.



l know, l know.



- When are you going?

- Tomorrow.



How long will you be?



l don't know.

l have to find your mother.



Depends where she is.



l have to get her to sign some

papers. Then we can adopt you.



What if she says no?



She won't.



Don't worry.



- Michael...?

- Sorry.



- You OK?

- Yeah.



Yeah. What's the time?



Half past six.



Gotta go.



Welcome to

Miss Beseiged Sarajevo.



  And you...tell me



  Over and over

and over again, my friend



  Ah, you don't believe



  We're on the eve

of destruction...  



- Hey! Henderson, hey!

- Flynn!



  And you tell me



  Over and over

and over again...  



- You never got another job?

- No, l am,



l'm covering the Miss World

contest. Starting with Sarajevo.



You're serious about this

place, Flynn, admit it.



Look who's here.



Jane, what's happened to you?



  And you tell me...  



- Welcome back.

- Hi.



  ..and over again, my friend



lf we ever get out of here,



we're ALL gonna take the kids back!



Good idea!

You'll make a great mother.



l'm looking

for Risto Bavic.



Michael. Welcome to hell.



Brought you some Mars Bars

in the hotel.



Fantastic. l started to get cravings.



lt's like being pregnant, you know?



This week, it's dental floss.



l never flossed my teeth in my life,



but...l want some floss now.



And before that, warmth. Oh...



- You haven't changed.

- l have.



l have lost my innocence.



l don't remember

you having innocence.



l thought my life and the

siege were different things.



Now l realise there is no life

in Sarajevo except the siege.



The siege lS Sarajevo.



lf you're not part of it,

you're dreaming, asleep.



You've killed someone.



Yes. lt was not so bad.



l don't know...therapeutic.



These are of Emira's mother.



She looks, uh, like Emira here.



No. No Emira, Munira.



l'm just saying she looks like Emira.



He says, uh, her family

made her give the baby up.



And now he wants to help.



ls this her address?






This is where they want her to live?



Ready to play Sarajevo's

favourite game?



What's that?



lt's called, ''ls there a God?''



- Does he know?

- l don't know.



We shouldn't go with him.



- Why?

- l don't know him.



- lt's OK.

- Hey, Michael...



Michael, don't!



lt's all right.



Come on, come on.



No, no, no.



We're just looking for someone.



No, no, no. We're just looking for...



- Could you tell them?

- l know.



lt's OK.



lt's OK. lt's all right.

lt's all right.



We're looking for someone.

We're not police.



Deutschmarks. Deutschmarks, here.



English! Thank you very much!



Now what?



- Don't bring her back here.

- l'm TRYlNG not to.



- Promise me.

- What?



- Promise me.

- All right.



All right, l promise.



No one should have

to come back to this.



There are compensations

to being in a siege.



Oh, yeah?



There's this girl called lnela.

l went to school with her.



She's the most beautiful

girl in the world, no question.



But she doesn't look at me.



l don't know why.

What's wrong with me?



Now in Sarajevo,

everything is for sale.



l figure one day soon, even

lnela herself will be for sale.



l got a packet of Marlboro



and cake of soap

hidden away for then.



Listen, l'm going to find her

and she will be for sale.



l will buy her, dang, dang, dang,



and die really, really happy.




See, every cloud has a silver lining.



Have you seen her, this lnela?



Yeah, but l think

she's past her best.



So is he.



Aren't we all?



Look at me -

a little grey but still...



Still hot?



Still hot, baby, yeah.



(  The Rolling Stones:

''Waiting On A Friend'')



You're maybe further past

than most, Risto.



Not looking good so far, is it?



- Mr Henderson.

- Hello.



Don't you remember me?

l remember YOU.



- l worked in the Holiday lnn.

- Yes, l do.



- Zeljko.

- Zeljko.



- You gave me cigarettes.

- Yeah.



They were...very useful. Now

l'd like to return the favour.



l'm told you need help.

l can help you.



- You're getting soft!

- God!



l peaked on the sixth.



Oh, God!



Come on, you slack arse!

Get up!



Very funny.



Oh, my God! OH, GOD!



Oh, fuck!



  Don't need a whore



  Don't need no fools



  Don't need a virgin priest



  But l need someone

l can cry to



  l need someone to protect



  Ooh, making love

and breaking hearts



  lt is a game for you



  But l'm not

waiting on a lady



  l'm just waiting on a friend  



This place is

a virus you can't shake.



Sometimes l feel like

l'll never make it home.



Sometimes l feel as if

you'll never make it home.



- Goodbye, Jane.

- Bye.



Please, Jane...

He was a good man.



lt may be inappropriate

but now that he's gone,



- maybe you and l could...

- Please!



- Not funny.

- Ohh!



Sorry. l'm only joking.



Will you find the mother?



- Zeljko thinks he's found her.

- Zeljko's a gangster.



l know.

Less trouble at the checkpoints.



- Why not let me drive, Jane?

- No.



ln the back, Flynn.



Fucking, fucking door!



This is it.



- This is Emira's mother.

- Right.



She wants you to sit down.



She knew you were coming.

lt was in the beans.



She knows what l've come for, then.



To talk about Emira.



You have said that you will

bring her back after the war.



Yes, l said that, but...

things have changed since then.



The orphanage no longer exists.



Mrs Savic is in hiding.

And Emira is happy where she is.



She wants to thank you

for helping Emira.



Mr Henderson...



l'm her mother. And l'm alone.



l know l was a bad mother.



That l gave her up, but l love her.



Do you understand

why l want her back?



- Understand?

- Yes.






Yes, l understand.



But, um...



Emira...hardly knows you.



You've seen her twice in eight years.



- And to be honest...

- l don't translate this.



l don't translate. You listen.



l have been listening

and l have things to say.



- Zeljko, will you translate?

- Wait.



l am giving you Emira

to be your daughter.



But because l was a bad mother,

l have no memories of her.



l want to see her...



To hear her voice.



Good car, huh?



How you get money for this car? Mmm?



lt's through here.



l have a tape of Emira

if Mrs Hodzic wants to see it.



Would you ask her that?

Ask if she wants to see this?






- Can l have these?

- Yes.



She looks happy there.



'Right, in there.'



Hi. lt's me. Could you put Emira on?



Hold on.



- Emira?

- Yes?



- Telephone.

- OK.



- You OK?

- Yes?



- lt's Michael.

- OK. Yes? Hi.



Emira? l've got your mother

here. She wants to talk to you.



- 'Hello.'

- Emira?



'Hello? Yes?'



'What do you want?



'Let me speak to Michael.'



She cannot understand

what she's talking about.



Can she speak Bosnian?



Emira, you have to talk in Bosnian.






She will sign.



Stop here, please.



Henderson - good luck.



Thank you.



Don't, don't live under this dream



that the West will come

and sort this problem out.



Don't dream dreams.



  ls it close?



  Maybe close enough to touch



  lt's what you wanted for so long



  And soon we'll all be here



  lt is still



  lt's enough that you don't know



  When all you needed was to care



  Ladies, never again



  Are you thoughtful?



  And are you simple?



  And are you beautiful?



  What will you do



  When it all falls down?



  What will you do



  When it all falls down?



  Let it all fall down



  Let it all fall down



  So long ago



  ls all that you believe



  lt's all about...  


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