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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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Anne
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Aleksander
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Kiril
Labina Mitevska ...
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)  »

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$763,847 (USA)
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Trivia

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: Time never dies. The circle is never round.
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Crazy Credits

The movie starts with a shot of a Macedonian sky covered with dark clouds at dusk, with sounds of thunder, when an epigraph from a poem by Mesa Selimovic appears on the screen, with voice heard as though from on high, reading it: "With a shriek birds flee across the black sky, people are silent, my blood aches from waiting" Afterwards, the credits start to roll on black screen. See more »

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References On the Waterfront (1954) See more »

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unforgettable and illuminating
7 May 1999 | by (calarts, CA) – See all my reviews

i saw this film last year and for the rest of the day could not shake the emotional response it had provoked within me. totally original in its construction, it makes the "inventive" timelines of tarantino's work look childish and simplistic. this film tells so many stories and helped me understand the balkan conflict in a new light-- i can't reccomend it highly enough. one of the greatest in recent memory. absolutely beautiful photography. repeat viewings don't diminish its impact-- a rare achievement, especially for a film that is built on what could have easily been a formal 'gimmick'-- but the semi-cyclic form serves the film and heightens the impact and the meaning.


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