Georgia on their mind

'5 Days' premiere held at Sunshine Landmark

NEW YORK — The Aug. 16 premiere of Renny Harlin’s “5 Days of War” proved to be a battleground all its own.

After the Sunshine Landmark screening, revelers made their way to the Lower East Side’s Beauty and Essex bar, where music blasted and wall-to-wall body traffic made the journey from the venue’s front door to the back room, where Harlin and cast were situated, a hard-to-maneuver endeavor.

“I felt like Francis Ford Coppola when he was shooting ‘Apocalypse Now,’ ” the Finnish helmer said about lensing the pic, set against the 2008 Russia-Georgia War.

While the Anchor Bay film was his “most challenging” to date, it also “recharged” Harlin’s batteries. “We had a small budget of $12 million to make the whole film in 42 days,” he said between sliders and champagne. “Coordinating all of the extras, tanks, actors, explosions and so on was a huge job, but it was also like taking a breath of fresh air.”

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