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Among Wolves

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Docu follows Bosnian vets' efforts to heal village; cursing.

Movie NR 2019 94 minutes
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This deliberately measured documentary, without embellishment, narration, or heightened conflict, tells a simple story with insightful views about healing, renewed purpose, and hope. In Among Wolves, the men of the Moto Club have found a way to cope with the aftermath of a war in their homeland. A devastating loss of life and ongoing poverty are the fruits of the Bosnian War, a bitter conflict, both territorial and religious in scope. The club's leader, Lija, holds the men to high standards, worthy of such a regiment of committed "soldiers." Viewers will visit old battle sites, artillery and transport locations, the town, and the countryside -- all while in the company of the men who have assumed charge for care of the surviving populations.

It's interesting to note that with the exception of a very few scenes that briefly look at the personal lives of two of the men, it's all about the Wolves, the relationships within that club, and their shared "warrior" history. Some may find it tedious -- lots of lengthy driving sequences and time taken for extended menial tasks -- while others will appreciate the intimacy of the moments, the beauty of the wild horses, and the integrity of the men who populate the film.

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