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Elijah
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Luke
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Edge
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Lilith
Nikolina Kujaca ...
Neda
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Angela
Vlado Jovanovski ...
Teacher
Salaetin Bilal ...
The Major
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Amy
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Stitch
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Bone
Tamer Ibrahim ...
Kemal
Vladimir Jacev ...
Spase
Vladimir Gjorgjijoski ...
Enver
Zora Georgieva ...
Maslina
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Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. A burglar is held at gunpoint and forced to listen to a story. At the turn of the 20th Century, two brothers feud over a woman. She marries one; the other, Luke, a deadly gunslinger, becomes a soldier of fortune in Macedonia, and gets embroiled in a local revolution. He's after money. Wounded by his brother, he's nursed by a pregnant villager who urges him to "kill for good, not for gold." A dying old woman in modern Manhattan tells Luke's story; her listener is Edge, a young thief who's burgled her flat to pay off crooked cops who can send him to jail. He listens with the desperate hope that he'll find gold that he thinks she has. The stories intersect when Edge sorts out the old woman's surprising connection to Luke. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for sequences of strong violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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5 April 2002 (Italy)  »

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Intense, multi-dimensional feast for thought
4 July 2006 | by (Alabama, U. S.) – See all my reviews

This film is SO much more than story line(s) and seeming non sequiturs which gradually flow together. It is like a 15 course multi-sensory feast of foods from strange lands, some of which taste surprisingly familiar. You have to be willing to open to the experiences Manchevski offers here, and that openness provides entry to an extraordinary examinaion of life & death - all wrapped in breathtaking cinematography and liquified timelines. If you're looking for a snack, skip this one. But if you're really hungry for something provocative that relentlessly insists on savoring, not sampling - check it out. You'll think about it and talk about it, and remember it.


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