Colin Farrell was emotionally overwhelmed during a visit to Bosnia to research a film.
Farrell first went to the eastern town of Srebrenica where some 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed after it fell to Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995.
“I felt sick,” Farrell told Reuters after visiting the cemetery for the victims of the massacre, regarded as Europe’s worst atrocity since World War Two.
“It is hard to describe how obviously the air and the land has been poisoned by the act of killing 8,000 people in the space of a day. But you really do get the sense of the pain and the loss and I am sad, I really am sad.”
Farrell is often portrayed offscreen as a big softy despite his onscreen badass roles. It is not a surprise to me that he would be moved in deep sympathy for the events that transpired in the area he visited. I would expect many people are similarly affected if faced with the same reality.
The film. Triage is set to be directed by Danis Tanovic whose “No Man’s Land” won the Oscar for best foreign language film in 2001.