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The action packed thriller five days of war is based on true events surrounding the devastating five day war between Russia and Georgia in 2008.
The intense film follows an American journalist his cameraman and a local caught in the cross -- trying to report on the violence they've witness.
Andy Garcia plays Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili and had less than a week to prep for the role.
A social video up on him.
That was on YouTube you know -- instrument that momentum for the afternoon for dinner and spent like traveled there with them.
Shooting this movie in Georgia just one year after the Russians invaded the country was very emotional for director -- -- and his crew.
We also -- people with the their physical scars.
And and and the tears in the eyes it was a huge deal flow -- -- Hollywood came there to tell their stories.
And -- believes there's a lot to learn from the georgians about this crisis which was overshadowed in the news due to the start of the Beijing Olympics.
These are real people just like you and me they have children they have family is they have futures planned and two.
Big countries try to take over a little country and and take away from their freedom is this is it devastating.
And Cuban born Garcia us as Americans can sometimes take their freedom for granted.
You know it's it's the very essence of what America stands for I think.
Sometimes when you haven't you don't realize how precious it is.
The actor was also flexible with the remote shooting conditions.
No big trailers that Green Eminem's on this that the -- stayed in -- train car while the cast shared a farm house with only one bathroom.
Whenever you do movie you have to go through the rural parts of any country Weathers -- you're or anywhere else -- about yourself to the surroundings.
Let me just you know it's part of you lecture.
Watch the drama unfold in five days of war in theaters now.
In New York Courtney Friel Fox News.
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