Safe Haven is a pitch black comedy set in Bosnia immediately after the war.
Sarajevo, November 1995. A cease-fire just about holds while the politicians carve up the country in Dayton, Ohio. Captain James Mole, the UN’s head of intelligence (unofficial and deniable) is the virtuoso of vice who made it happen on the ground. He uses extortion against corruption, savagery against violence and plays on every base instinct known to man – all in the service of the international community. So it seems perfectly reasonable that in his last weeks he makes some money, thanks to a deal with Sarajevo’s biggest war profiteer Branco, and regains a bit of professional honour by catching the indicted war criminal Drankovic. That both plans are illegal under the United Nation’s mandate doesn’t bother him. That it upsets his superiors doesn’t worry him either, but when he’s detailed as military liaison to Victoria Speight-Hamilton, the naÂ•ve and idealistic head of Britain’s aid mission, the familiar rhythms of war begin beat against him.
Save Haven is what happens when cynicism clashes with naÂ•vetÂŽ, aid with military objectives and clowns in a London bus get mixed up with psychiatrists, gangsters and wanted war criminals.
Ian Harris – Capt. Mole
Antonia Windsor – Victoria
Anna Stephan – Aida
Vedad Sablji_ – Branco
Andrew Price – Col. Peterson
Jack Hughes – Michael Haines-Johnson
Dado Dzihan – Vedran
Sarajevo sound recording and research by Neboj a Jandri
Sound production, design and Editing by Chris French
Associate produced by Nata a Jandri and Adna Sablji
Written and directed by Dan Davies