Doves of War

TV3 (Mini-Series 2006)


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Doves of War

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The discovery of a mass grave in Bosnia, precipitated by a media leak in London, sends Lucas on the track of the disparate band of men that once served under him, now scattered throughout New Zealand, whose only remaining common bond is their shared experience of a horror in Bosnia - and the maintenance of the secret of what happened during that twenty four hours a decade ago. This political thriller involving an ex-army sergeant and war crimes prosecutor packs a serious dramatic punch. This six-hour mini-series was filmed and first aired in New Zealand.

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AIRED ON 2/2/2007

Season 1 : Episode 6

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  • A complex and intriguing thriller.

    The mass murder of Bosnian soldiers and the emotional battle scars of war create a solid foundation for this top-class thriller. A solid cast, strong characters and the beautiful New Zealand landscape as a back drop all add to this political thriller. The character of Lucas is a seemingly quiet man, he and his fellow ex-comrades struggle with the memories of the past. Lucas is swift to try and prevent their secret getting out. He searches for his soldiers one by one trying to find the source of the leak and prevent further media knowledge. On the other side there is Sophie Morgan who is a journalist trying to get to the truth. It becomes a race as Sophie learns of Lucas' travels to visit his old friends around New Zealand. Lucas and Sophie meet up along the way and she sees his perspective and eventually learns what really happened in Bosnia. The two connect, although Lucas doesn't know she is a journalist. Sophie helps Lucas and begins her own investigating despite orders from her boss. From the begining we assume the New Zealand soldiers are a sinister network covering up a war crime, but towards the end we learn the truth about what really happened in Bosnia and the horror they endured.moreless

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