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Before the Rain (1994)

 -  Drama | War  -  24 February 1995 (USA)
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The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anne
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Aleksander
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Kiril
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Zamira
Jay Villiers ...
Nick
Silvija Stojanovska ...
Hana
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Anne's Mother
Josif Josifovski ...
Father Marko
Kiril Ristoski ...
Father Damjan
Petar Mircevski ...
Zdrave
Ljupco Bresliski ...
Mitre
Igor Madzirov ...
Stojan
Ilko Stefanovski ...
Bojan
Suzana Kirandziska ...
Neda
Katerina Kocevska ...
Kate
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The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her protection. In London, a photographic editor who's pregnant needs to talk it out with her estranged husband and chooses a toney restaurant. She wants permanence with her lover, a prize-winning Macedonian photographer just back from Bosnia, changed by the violence. He leaves abruptly for his village; he's not visited it in 16 years. There he tries to ignore bitter divisions between his Orthodox brethren and local Albanians, then tries to transcend them. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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24 February 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Prije kiše  »

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$763,847 (USA)
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First Macedonian movie to be nominated for an Oscar. See more »

Goofs

In the restaurant, over 30 shots are fired with a pistol without reloading. See more »

Quotes

Father Marko: I wanted to take a vow of silence, like you. But this heavenly beauty merits words.
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Crazy Credits

The film begins with a pan over a Macedonian sky covered by dark clouds at dusk. We hear sounds of thunder, when an epigraph from the novel "Dervis i smrt" (The Dervish and Death) by Mesa Selimovic appears on the screen, while a voice is heard reading it: "With a shriek birds flee across the black sky, people are silent, my blood aches from waiting". Afterwards, the titles appear. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Thought provoking
21 January 2003 | by (Muskegon, Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

I was forced to watch this movie for a college class, and it instantly became one of my favorite movies of all time. The story is exceptional, and the directorial brilliance of its creators brings the tragedy of an entire country to life. It contrasts the folly of war and hatred with beautiful images of the people and places that they destroy.


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