A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer. The mother Senada keeps the house tidy, ... See full summary »
The major hotel Europe in Sarajevo will receive an important visit on the anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, attack that triggered World War. As the manager of ... See full summary »
An alcoholic Bosnian poet sends his wife and daughter away from Sarajevo so they can avoid the troubles there. However, he is soon descended upon by a pair of orphaned brothers. The ... See full summary »
Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.
In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him.
So first the plot: it's about a man who comes back to Yugoslavia after the Communists are down (he ran because of the commies so now he can come back), that man brings with him his trophy new wife and through the movie tries to show that he's the most important man in town (This story of the man showing off might have worked if it was done to the end, but it seems that the director couldn't decide and left it somewhere in the middle). And meanwhile his son and wife starting to get very close. This part is done well I think but resembles too many other books/movies that talk about similar issues (like "Lolita" & "27 Missing Kisses")
Frankly this movie is nice but without anything to say. Maybe as a first movie for a director it's a triumph but for the intelligent viewer it's just another movie that will be forgotten & never remembered.
Another disappointing point is that the movie could have done much more about explaining and showing how the Yugoslavian civil war started but again the director simplifies it (to a fight between two kids over a girl, like really?....)
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