History Film / ThePeacemaker

12th May '16 4:50:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* TheYugoslavWars: A major part of one of the antagonists' backstory.
5th Feb '16 3:28:20 PM adbrown
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Both the Russian-Iranian and the Russian-Turkish borders have a key role in the plot. In a movie about WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell, no less![[note]]For the geographically impaired, neither Turkey nor Iran HAS a border with Russia. They did previously have borders with the Soviet Union.[[/note]]

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Both the Russian-Iranian and the Russian-Turkish borders have a key role in the plot. In a movie about WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell, no less![[note]]For the geographically impaired, neither Turkey nor Iran HAS a border with Russia. They did previously have borders with the Soviet Union.[[/note]]less!
5th Feb '16 3:16:01 PM adbrown
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Both the Russian-Iranian and the Russian-Turkish borders have a key role in the plot. In a movie about WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell, no less!

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Both the Russian-Iranian and the Russian-Turkish borders have a key role in the plot. In a movie about WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell, no less!less![[note]]For the geographically impaired, neither Turkey nor Iran HAS a border with Russia. They did previously have borders with the Soviet Union.[[/note]]
26th Jan '16 7:16:46 PM Kalaong
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* EmptyQuiver: only regarding Russian nukes this time.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: [=DeVoe=]'s personality is fairly well presented with his [[HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee testimony before a Senate Subcommittee]] on the interception of a shipment of nerve gas. [[LetMeGetThisStraight To note]]; it involved a Russian colonel friend, a hooker, and a $5,200 bar tab(that resulted in a {{Bar BRAWL}}). And he paid off the colonel by smuggling in a SUV for the colonel's teenage daughter.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Gavrić has a brother who [[spoiler:carries the backpack bomb. And a wife and a daughter whose deaths sparked his StartOfDarkness]].
* EveryManHasHisPrice: At one point, Dr. Kelly questions Colonel [=DeVoe's=] ethics due to his aptness in using bribery to get things done in Eastern Europe. He returns her scorn by explaining that when in Rome, you bribe like the Romans...
* FacialRecognitionSoftware: Portrayed properly for the technology of the 1990's.



-->'''Kelly:''' "No, I don't think you're stupid..."
* EmptyQuiver: only regarding Russian nukes this time.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: [=DeVoe=]'s personality is fairly well presented with his [[HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee testimony before a Senate Subcommittee]] on the interception of a shipment of nerve gas. [[LetMeGetThisStraight To note]]; it involved a Russian colonel friend, a hooker, and a $5,200 bar tab(that resulted in a {{Bar BRAWL}}). And he paid off the colonel by smuggling in a SUV for the colonel's teenage daughter.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Gavrić has a brother who [[spoiler:carries the backpack bomb. And a wife and a daughter whose deaths sparked his StartOfDarkness]].
* EveryManHasHisPrice: At one point, Dr. Kelly questions Colonel [=DeVoe's=] ethics due to his aptness in using bribery to get things done in Eastern Europe. He returns her scorn by explaining that when in Rome, you bribe like the Romans...
* FacialRecognitionSoftware: Portrayed properly for the technology of the 1990's.

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-->'''Kelly:''' "No, I don't think you're stupid..."
* EmptyQuiver: only regarding Russian nukes this time.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: [=DeVoe=]'s personality is fairly well presented with his [[HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee testimony before a Senate Subcommittee]] on the interception of a shipment of nerve gas. [[LetMeGetThisStraight To note]]; it involved a Russian colonel friend, a hooker, and a $5,200 bar tab(that resulted in a {{Bar BRAWL}}). And he paid off the colonel by smuggling in a SUV for the colonel's teenage daughter.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Gavrić has a brother who [[spoiler:carries the backpack bomb. And a wife and a daughter whose deaths sparked his StartOfDarkness]].
* EveryManHasHisPrice: At one point, Dr. Kelly questions Colonel [=DeVoe's=] ethics due to his aptness in using bribery to get things done in Eastern Europe. He returns her scorn by explaining that when in Rome, you bribe like the Romans...
* FacialRecognitionSoftware: Portrayed properly for the technology of the 1990's.
''stupid''..."
6th Dec '15 6:07:42 AM Naram-Sin
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Both the Russian-Iranian and the Russian-Turkish borders have a key role in the plot. In a movie about WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell, no less!
1st Nov '15 8:24:01 AM Kalaong
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* AntiVillain: Gavrić;. He is portrayed more sympathetically than the other main antagonists in the movie. While the others are in it for the money, he has more personal motivations: [[spoiler: his wife and daughter were killed in Sniper Alley during the Yugoslav Wars. Rather than blame any of the warring sides, he blamed the West for supplying them with the arms to commit those atrocities - his plan to set off a bomb at the UN Headquarters is an act of revenge.]]

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* AntiVillain: Gavrić;.Gavrić. He is portrayed more sympathetically than the other main antagonists in the movie. While the others are in it for the money, he has more personal motivations: [[spoiler: his wife and daughter were killed in Sniper Alley during the Yugoslav Wars. Rather than blame any of the warring sides, he blamed the West for supplying them with the arms to commit those atrocities - his plan to set off a bomb at the UN Headquarters is an act of revenge.]]



* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: When IFOR finds out the last nuke is already in New York, the city is placed under lockdown to try to find Gavrić;. He's carrying the warhead in a backpack, so anyone carrying one is searched, sometimes hastily and forcefully.]]

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* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: When IFOR finds out the last nuke is already in New York, the city is placed under lockdown to try to find Gavrić;.Gavrić. He's carrying the warhead in a backpack, so anyone carrying one is searched, sometimes hastily and forcefully.]]



* RedHerring: Subverted with "44E" written in the comments of a recepit found by the protagonists when they trying to track [[spoiler: the last missing warhead]]. At first, Kelly believes it refers to Sarajevo's longitude (44°E), but they don't find what they are looking for when they raid Gavrić;'s apartment there. They do, however, find a tape [[MotiveRant explaining his actions]] for some yet-to-be-committed act. Combined with finding out [[spoiler:Gavrić's is an alternate for a diplomatic delegation to a summit in New York, Kelly realizes "44E" refers to the address of the headquarters of the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations on East 44th Street.]]

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* RedHerring: Subverted with "44E" written in the comments of a recepit found by the protagonists when they trying to track [[spoiler: the last missing warhead]]. At first, Kelly believes it refers to Sarajevo's longitude (44°E), but they don't find what they are looking for when they raid Gavrić;'s Gavrić's apartment there. They do, however, find a tape [[MotiveRant explaining his actions]] for some yet-to-be-committed act. Combined with finding out [[spoiler:Gavrić's is an alternate for a diplomatic delegation to a summit in New York, Kelly realizes "44E" refers to the address of the headquarters of the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations on East 44th Street.]]



* RuleOfSymbolism: Exploited by Kelly. When Gavrić;'s initial plan [[spoiler:to blow up the UN]] is interrupted, he flees and the protagonists lose track of him. [=DeVoe=] bemoans he can just hide behind a dumpster and wait for the timer, but Kelly, knowing his motivation, believes he will look for a location of symbolic significance. [[spoiler: They find him in a church.]]

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* RuleOfSymbolism: Exploited by Kelly. When Gavrić;'s Gavrić's initial plan [[spoiler:to blow up the UN]] is interrupted, he flees and the protagonists lose track of him. [=DeVoe=] bemoans he can just hide behind a dumpster and wait for the timer, but Kelly, knowing his motivation, believes he will look for a location of symbolic significance. [[spoiler: They find him in a church.]]



* SuicideAttack: [[spoiler:Gavrić;'s plan to set off a nuke at the UN Headquarters as an attack of revenge against the West.]]

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* SuicideAttack: [[spoiler:Gavrić;'s [[spoiler:Gavrić's plan to set off a nuke at the UN Headquarters as an attack of revenge against the West.]]



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Gavrić; [[spoiler:turned terrorist after his wife and daughter were killed during the Yugoslav Wars.]]

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Gavrić; [[spoiler:turned [[spoiler:Gavrić turned terrorist after his wife and daughter were killed during the Yugoslav Wars.]]
1st Nov '15 8:21:39 AM Kalaong
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* CentralTheme: WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell - and a better examination of it than most. The Americans are simultaneously relieved the UsefulNotes/ColdWar is over and exasperated that such a mess was left behind. The Russians are asking SoWhatDoWeDoNow The small countries that had been their battlefield are left with lots of combat experience, and just as much reason to use it on the people responsible for it. The result is a [[spoiler:a terrorist attack on New York]]. ''[[HarsherInHindsight Umm...]] '''[[TheWarOnTerror Ouch?]]''' ''

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* CentralTheme: WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell - and a better examination of it than most. The Americans are simultaneously relieved the UsefulNotes/ColdWar is over and exasperated that such a mess was left behind. The Russians are asking SoWhatDoWeDoNow The small countries that had been their battlefield are left with lots of combat experience, and just as much reason to use it on the people responsible for it. The result is a [[spoiler:a terrorist attack on New York]]. ''[[HarsherInHindsight Umm...]] '''[[TheWarOnTerror Ouch?]]''' ''
29th Oct '15 9:45:54 AM Kalaong
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* MotiveRant: Inverted. Gavrić;'s tape is found before the act [[spoiler: of blowing up the UN]] was committed. This helps determine what act he was planning to do.

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* MotiveRant: Inverted. Gavrić;'s Gavrić's tape is found before the act [[spoiler: of blowing up the UN]] was committed. This helps determine what act he was planning to do.
29th Oct '15 9:32:26 AM Kalaong
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'''[[spoiler:Dusan Gavrić]]''': ''Who decided for my wife? My child, murdered. Huh? For what? For what? For breathing? For smiling? And now, I am left. Who decides for me?''\\



'''[[spoiler:Gavrić]]''': ''[[BetterToDieThanBeKilled It is now.]]''

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'''[[spoiler:Gavrić]]''': '''[[spoiler:Dusan Gavrić]]''': ''[[BetterToDieThanBeKilled It is now.]]''
29th Oct '15 9:31:40 AM Kalaong
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'''[[spoiler:Dusan Gavrić]]''': ''Who decided for my wife? My child, murdered. Huh? For what? For what? For breathing? For smiling? And now, I am left. Who decides for me?''
'''[=DeVoe=]''': ''Sir, it's not our war.
'''[[spoiler:Gavrić]]''': [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled It is now.]]

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'''[[spoiler:Dusan Gavrić]]''': ''Who decided for my wife? My child, murdered. Huh? For what? For what? For breathing? For smiling? And now, I am left. Who decides for me?''
me?''\\
'''[=DeVoe=]''': ''Sir, it's not our war.
war.''\\
'''[[spoiler:Gavrić]]''': [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled ''[[BetterToDieThanBeKilled It is now.]]]]''
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