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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

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Prije kiše  »

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$763,847 (USA)
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The New York Times include Before the Rain in the "1,000 Best Films Ever Made." 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 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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Beautiful, tragic, stunning.
21 February 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

The very structure of this film perfectly describes its philosophy - a never ending circle. And it's the structure that makes this film work so powerfully. From the shattering opening section, to the startling second part, to the third story that brings it all together, this is a great film. It's been overlooked for some reason, mentioned rarely in film magazines and in best of the decade lists. But it's a phenomenal work, one that needs to be seen.


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