From murder to torture, the brutality of war leaves scars on both people and their country. Evil gets its day in these five war crime movies Slobodan Milosovic can identify with but hopefully not for long.
Taking place in Bosnia after the war, “The Whistleblower” tackles the sex slavery of women and children while under the supervision of the United Nations peacekeeping force. The pressure and obstacles that get in the way of the U.N. investigator Kathryn Bolkovac as she seeks justice for the women is overwhelming, with the frustration bleeding off the screen. The torture of a woman for talking to the authorities is a scene that will leave you sick to your stomach and one that shows how weakened Bosnia was after their war.
A war criminal gets found out by a young teen who instead of turning him over to the law decides to use the Nazi as a tutor on the atrocities of World War II. A terrifying film as you watch the evil that laid dormant in Kurt Dussander reawaken and take hold of both the criminal and his blackmailer. As Dussander attempts to kill a cat you can feel the old man’s return to form in a way Slobodan Milosevic would understand.
You can probably safely bet that Milosevic wished he could’ve fled to the moon like the Nazis in “Iron Sky” once he found himself being chased. Thank the fates that Slobodan didn’t have access to flying saucers or a closed environment for decades though he did terrible violence with just his own earthly devices. As the Gotterdammerung blows apart pieces of the Moon with ease, it’s clear that any genocidal dictator would give their right arm for such a craft.
“Army of Crime”
Painting the resistance as the actual war criminals and not the Nazis themselves, “Army of Crime” definitely holds an appeal to those running their war crime campaigns. Bravery and survival go for each other’s throat as the civilians have to decide where they will pursue their fate: as survivors or fighters. Missak’s dismissal of needing to learn how to shoot and the explanation that learning to shoot does not mean learning to kill illustrates the different perspectives and individualized morality two allies can have.
“The Devil’s Rock”
With a demon summoned by Nazis to perform as a weapon in their war, you have to think Milosevic could easily identify with something evil that kills for amusement. Two commandos head into a literal hell as they attack a Nazi fortification and end up with far more than this reality offers in “The Devil’s Rock.” As the Nazi and New Zealand soldier strive to banish the demon, you have to wonder if her deeds were any worse than the war crimes done during that period.