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French director Elie Chouraqui adapts the novel of the same name into this drama, that, although set in 1991, became tragically topical in the weeks before its release due to the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Andie MacDowell stars as Sarah, a photo editor for Newsweek and the happily married wife of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Harrison Lloyd (David Strathairn). Harrison has been reconsidering his career of covering the world's war zone "hot spots" in order to spend more time with his family, and is accused by his colleague, Kyle (Adrien Brody), of playing it too safe in his risky profession. Harrison elects to accept one more combat assignment to cover the simmering tensions in Croatia, a conflict that quickly erupts into a full-scale, genocidal Civil War. Informed that Harrison is believed to have been killed in the fighting, Sarah refuses to accept her husband's death and becomes convinced that she's seen him, alive, in a news broadcast. She travels to Croatia on a quest to find him, and is eventually aided by Kyle, as well as two of Harrison's other colleagues, Yeager (Elias Koteas) and Stevenson (Brendan Gleeson). The group, armed with cameras instead of weapons, witnesses the horrors and atrocities unfolding in the region, while tracing the elusive path of Harrison, who may well be dead already. Harrison's Flowers was distributed by Universal Focus, the art house division of Universal Pictures that previously released Mulholland Drive (2001) and Billy Elliott (2000). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:March 15, 2002


Andie MacDowell
as Sarah Lloyd
David Strathairn
as Harrison Lloyd
Elias Koteas
as Yeager Pollack
Adrien Brody
as Kyle Morris
Brendan Gleeson
as Marc Stevenson
Alun Armstrong
as Samuel Brubeck
Caroline Goodall
as Johanna Pollack
Diane Baker
as Mary Francis
Gerard Butler
as Chris Kumac
Marie Trintignant
as Cathy
Christian Charmettant
as Jeff
Kurt Cramer
as CNN Journalist
Quinn Shepherd
as Margaux Lloyd
Dragan Antonic
as Chetnik
Slobodan Milovanovic
as Base Commander
Bruce Solomon
as Rabbi
Sasa Nikolitch
as Chtiomac
Amy Huck
as Cybil
Joel Kirby
as Michael
Bela Grushka
as Nina Portnoy
Mirko Medenica
as Croatian Officer
Dragan Radivojevic
as Sniper
Dale Wyatt
as Mistress of Ceremony
Marie-Beatrice Bernert
as Austrian Woman
Jessica Horvathova
as HTV Interviewer
Deborah Michaels
as Journalist 3
Rianne Kooiman
as Newsweek Journalist
Antony Boehm
as Freddy
Nicole Estabrooks
as Journalist 4
Simon Francis
as Layout Technician
Liliana Krstic
as Old Woman
Joel Sugarman
as Nelson
Corey Johnson
as Peter Francis
Zivko Petrov
as Nustar Peasant
Michael Rogers
as Canadian Cameraman
Gregory Linington
as Journalist 2


Elie Chouraqui
Elie Chouraqui
Albert Cohen
Elie Chouraqui
Didier Le Pêcheur
Nicola Pecorini
Cliff Eidelman
Composer (Music Score)
Jacques Witta
Ailo Auguste
Giantito Burchiellaro
Production Designer
Mimi Lempicka
Costume Designer
Guillaume Sciama
Sound/Sound Designer
Pavel Typolt
First Assistant Director
Lucie Pascu
First Assistant Director
Petr Hartl
First Assistant Director
Yves Debay
Lucas Bielan
Camera Operator
Stefano Falivene
Camera Operator
Elie Chouraqui
Camera Operator
Amanda Mackey-Johnson
Cathy Sandrich
Lucinda Syson
Sandra Terryn
Jessica Horvathova
Eliane Lacroux
Production Manager
Ondrej Nerud
Production Manager
Ladislav Nedved
Francois Pulliat
Unit Production Manager
Mercedes Danforth
Casting Assistant
Veronika Gocova
Production Assistant
Frantisek Koch
Technical Advisor
Petr Splichal
Unit Production Manager
Karine Bensa
Second Assistant Director
Jiri Tichacek
Production Accountant
Danielle Foatelli
Production Accountant
Patrick Levasseur
Alena Kubalkova
Extra Casting
Patrick Robert
Still Photographer
Vaclav Hanka
Lenka Pospisilova
Production Accountant
Laurence Henaff
Production Secretary
Frederique Alexandre
Production Coordinator
Donatienne De Goros
Script Supervisor
Isabel Ellsen
Still Photographer
Alexandre Vernerey
Production Coordinator
Luc Delahaye
Still Photographer
Nicolas Goret
Mehdi Mounder
Sarka Cimbalova
Production Coordinator