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‘The Load’ Review: Meeting History On the Road From Serbia to Kosovo

Aug 29, 2019 - The New York Times

Set in a Yugoslavia wracked by violence, the film puts across powerful questions of individual responsibility in the face of atrocity.

“The Load” is set in Yugoslavia in 1999, amid the NATO bombings meant to put an end to roiling ethnic violence. At both the film’s opening and close to its end, bombs are seen from afar — streams of what look like fireworks that ascend and descend but never burst into color. The characters in this atmospheric, gripping film don’t respond to the si...