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Movie Preview: The Forgiveness of Blood

6 March 2012 8:25 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Film: The Forgiveness of Blood (2011) Cast includes: Refet Abazi, Tristan Halilaj, Sindi Lacej, Ilire Vinca Celaj Director: Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace) Genre: Drama, Albanian with subtitles (109 minutes) Northern Albania is a picturesque region caught between the old world and the new. Bread deliveries are made daily by primitive horse-drawn carts, while cell phones have become a necessity of life for teenagers. On his bread delivery route, the shortcut Mark takes across Sokol's land was negotiated decades ago by Mark's grandfather. Now Sokol wants to block the right of way. When Mark's teenaged son Nik helps out, they move the rocks and go through. At the local café, the men from Sokol's family sit across from Mark, Nik and Uncle Zev. The friendly jousting about the rocks has a decidedly nasty edge. Mark tells a customer, "With all due respect, Sokol is an idiot." "You're both idiots," she replies. »

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The Forgiveness of Blood Movie Review

25 February 2012 11:51 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: The Forgiveness of Blood Director: Joshua Marston Starring: Tristan Halilaj, Sindi Lacej, Refet Abazi, Zana Hasaj, Veton Osmani, Ilire Vinca Celaj, Cun Lajci Winner of the Silver Bear Award for Best Screenplay at last year’s Berlin Film Festival, “The Forgiveness of Blood,” from writer-director Joshua Marston (“Maria Full of Grace”), details a simmering contempt between two present day Albanian clans — think the Montagues and Capulets, minus any love story – that boils over into a blood feud that slowly rips a family apart when a land dispute leaves one man dead. Like 2009′s “The Stoning of Soraya M” and “Ajami,” as well as a small handful of other foreign films, Marston’s movie »

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The Forgiveness Of Blood (2011) Movie Trailer: Joshua Marston

21 January 2012 4:26 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Forgiveness of Blood Trailer. Joshua Marston‘s The Forgiveness of Blood (2011) movie trailer stars Refet Abazi, Tristan Halilaj, Sindi Lacej, and Ilire Vinca Celaj. The Forgiveness of Blood‘s plot synopsis: “This film’s center is a family in Albania. The main characters are Rudina, the oldest daughter, and Nik, the oldest son. Both have a pretty normal life. Rudina is an A-student in high-school and Nik very popular. He just fell in love with one of his fellow students. Their father earns the families income with a little bread delivery service. For that he uses a short cut through the neighbours ground, but the neighbour doesn’t necessarily like that. But the ground had actually belonged to Rudina’s and Nik’s family once.

One day the conflict escalates and the neighbour gets killed by Rudina’s and Nik’s father and their uncle. Because only their uncle »

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