Hannah Maynard is a prosecutor leading the trial against a former commander of the Yugoslavian National Army who is accused war crimes in Bosnia. Her key witness however turns out to be a bit flakey and ends up committing suicide, apparently consumed by guilt. But guilt for what?
Guilt that he let the prosecution down, or guilt that he let his sister down?
With the case on the verge of imploding on her, Hannah decided to attend the witnesses funeral in Sarajevo and meets up with his sister Mira.
Mira seems to be hiding something, as does a lot of people in Sarajevo, most of who seem a little too hostile towards Hannah. She might just be on the verge of building a new, watertight case against the former commander, if only she can join all the dots together.
As a drama Storm plays out well, with a sedate pace for the most part, the story does get your heart racing occasionally, but it’s the subject matter that Lends all the emotional weight to this film, not that that’s a bad thing, because it’s a subject that need to be addressed in a world where we seldom learn from history.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read
Release date: March 18th, 2010
Stars: Kerry Fox, Anamaria Marinca, Stephen Dillane
Length (Minutes): 110
Director: Schmid, Hans-Christian
Studio: Vendetta Films