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Witnesses (2003)
"Svjedoci" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  8 April 2005 (Austria)
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Leon Lucev ...
Kreso
Alma Prica ...
Novinarka
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Majka
Drazen Kuhn ...
Barbir
Kresimir Mikic ...
Josko
Marinko Prga ...
Vojo
Bojan Navojec ...
Baric
Ljubomir Kerekes ...
Dr. Matic
Predrag 'Predjo' Vusovic ...
Ljubo
Tarik Filipovic ...
Javni tuzitelj
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Albanac
Ivo Gregurevic ...
Otac
Vanja Drach ...
Penzioner
Helena Buljan ...
Susjeda
Sreten Mokrovic ...
Doktor
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When 3 soldiers discover a man inside a home they are bombing, they easily kill him. But, when a 2nd witness is discovered, she proves a bigger challenge, setting in motion a riveting game of cat & mouse. Croatia. Croatian with English subtitles. Winner - Peace Prize and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Berlin Int'l Film Festival. Official Selection - Karlovy Vary, Jerusalem and Seattle Int'l FFs. Written by Anonymous

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good story --- so so execution...
8 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story has potential... the suspense is there however the film had a lot of rough edges and there was too much drama.

The story is set in Croatia during the factional wars that broke out in the 1990s--Serbs versus Croats in this case. A murder is carried out and the only witness is a young girl--what will happen to her?

The film abruptly jumps back in time several times replaying everything but adding more details each time at first I thought it was a defective DVD... Have never seen that done before.

Instead of intellectual gimmicks like this the film maker should have concentrated on toning down the silly dramatic scenes ... they don't wash.

It comes off as a grade B movie with intellectual pretensions.

Hard to rate something like this except comparing it to other films from the region.. Klopka (Serbian) was much better. so this film gets 5 stars..although it will engage you it just needs more refinement.


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