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Svjedoci (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 8 April 2005 (Austria)
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 ... See full summary »

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Kreso
Alma Prica ...
Novinarka
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Majka
Drazen Kuhn ...
Barbir
Kresimir Mikic ...
Josko
Marinko Prga ...
Vojo
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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 ...
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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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Official submission of Croatia for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 76th Academy Awards in 2004. See more »

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Excellent.
1 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Without glamorous Hollywood special effect this movie which on the first glance looked simple manage to convey a very powerful message and compex characters. It is an event (a murder) that under war situation develops very differently than it would be if it is peace; The nationalities of murders and the victims as well as their roles in war became more imortant that the crime itself. The characters and their motivies become more clear as the film develops. I was born in Belgrade so I am very familiar with the tragedy of the Balkan war. However even for my husband who is French and is much less familiar with what happen in 90- ies in ex-Yugoslavia, film was easy to follow and the complexity of the message was easy to understand. We both liked it very much. BTW

  • Excellent cast.


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