Film Movement, the North American film distribution company announced today their acquisition of STORM (STURM), a German, Danish and Dutch co-production from Director Hans-Christian Schmid. This powerfully emotional political thriller explores issues of memory and healing, and is filmed primarily in English with select portions in German, Bosnian and Serbian. The film will open in theaters in the late fall of 2009 and be available nation-wide via Cable Video on Demand.
Synopsis of STORM:
Hannah Maynard (Kerry Fox), 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 Hannahrefuses to give in.
Hoping to uncover new findings, she travels to the witness’ burial in Sarajevo and meets his sister Mira (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days star Anamaria Marinca) 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.