Andy Garcia Video Interview On ‘5 Days Of War,’ Renny Harlin
Andy Garcia plays the President of the Republic of Georgia taking on the Russians in the new Renny Harlin film, 5 Days of War, which is based on real events.
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That’s the message I feel it should have. An anti-war message. Look what happens when these things go down. It’s brutal. War is a brutal situation. The casualties are very widespread and last for years after the conflict is over. If the movie can somehow awaken that in somebody, so that the next time that somebody decides maybe we should get into a conflicted situation, they’ll think twice. It’s a utopian thought, but we need to respect each other, respect our boundaries and our individual rights of freedom and of expression, all those things.
Well I was sent the screenplay with an offer to participate, and it came in four days before I actually had to shoot the scene, so I didn’t have much time. Don’t know why really that happened. But I was stimulated by the story, and by the challenges of the character and I knew Renny’s work and I decided to do it. So I quickly began to do the work I needed to do to try to meet the challenges of the character.