Mercenaries (film)

Mercenaries (film)
Directed by Paris Leonti
Produced by John Adams
Luc Chaudhary
Screenplay by Paris Leonti
Starring Billy Zane
Rob James-Collier
Robert Fucilla
Music by Haim Frank Ilfman [1]
Cinematography Philip Robertson
Editing by Anthony Willis and Iain Mitchell
Studio ABC Films
Angry Badger Pictures[2]
Distributed by Kaleidoscope
Release date(s) May 2011 (2011-05) (Ibiza)
Running time 90 minutes[3]
Country United Kingdom
Language English and Occasional Serb Croat
Budget $1,000,000

Mercenaries is an action-adventure war film directed by Paris Leonti, his second film after Daylight Robbery. Aimed at a UK release date in January 2012, and an international release following, the film stars Billy Zane, Rob James-Collier and Kirsty Mitchell.[4] Mercenaries was announced as one of the official selection of films for the Ibiza Film Festival 2011 [5] and also had a showing the same year at the Cannes film festival [6] [7]



Andy Marlow is an ex-British S.A.S serviceman turned mercenary who is working covertly at an observation post in the Balkans after a military coup has resulted in the assassination of the Serbian Prime Minister. The coup has been instigated by Olodan Cracovic, the ex-commander of the Croat Army and wanted war criminal. During the unrest, Olodan’s army raided the U.S. Embassy and has taken the U.S Ambassador and his aide captives. The decision is taken to send in Mercenaries to carry out the top secret rescue. Marlow and his team are sent into Srebrenica under the cover of darkness. US Military personnel posing as United Nations peacekeepers are playing a support role, but cannot take part in active operations. Covertly, Andy and his team infiltrate Olodan’s headquarters, taking him captive and releasing the Ambassador and his aide. However the rescue is far from over. Now they are faced with transporting them back to a safe area twenty five miles south where US troops are waiting. With Olodan’s right hand man in pursuit, their mission takes an unexpected turn. They find themselves outnumbered, outgunned and fighting what could easily be a losing battle.[8]



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