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Mirage (2004)
"Iluzija" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  30 May 2007 (Poland)
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As Macedonia faces its difficult transition, a boy escapes into a world of his own creation.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vlado Jovanovski ...
Lazo / Marko's Father
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Marko
Jordanco Cevrevski ...
Neighbor (as Danco Cerveski)
Elena Mosevska ...
Angja / Marko's Mother (as Elena Mose)
Slavica Manaskova ...
Fanny / Marko's Sister
Mustafa Nadarevic ...
Teacher
Martin Jovchevski ...
Levi (as Martin Jovcevski)
Nikola Hejko ...
Chernobyl (as Mykola Hejko)
Kiril Gravcev ...
Grafche (as Kiril Grafcev)
Todor Jonovski ...
Lefko
Ivica Mackinoski ...
Cviker
Marija Sikalovska ...
Jasmina
Ivica Bojkovic ...
Urko
Ivica Barbarelov ...
Cobra
Ivan Spasov ...
Romeo
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Marko has a poet's sensibilities in Veles, a town in war-torn Macedonia. His sister is a bully, his mom's a doormat, and his dad is a striking factory worker who drinks and plays bingo. At school, Marko is tormented by thuggish fellow students, led by the loutish Levi, the son of a police captain. Marko's teacher of Macedonian, a Bosnian, sees promise in Marko's writing and gives the lad hope that he can someday escape Veles. A chance friendship with a thief who's passing through town furthers Marko's education. Is hope a mirage? What sort of fatherland is Macedonia? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$1,511 (USA) (17 March 2006)

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Svetozar Ristovski intended the film to be ambiguous about Paris existence, depicting him as a fictitious creation of Marko's escapist daydreams, but refusing to deny his existence by separating Marko's dreams and reality. Nikola Djuricko prepared for his role as Paris by weight-training for a month and learning Macedonian. See more »

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The Importance of Understanding a Boy
17 March 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

"Mirage" focuses on the experience of a 12-year-old boy living in contemporary Macedonia. This film shows the extraordinary vulnerability of boys -- those beings who will become "our men" -- to the savagery of abuse and hypocrisy, at home and at school, and in society. All of these assaults are, like war itself, direct attacks on all children, of course, but especially on boys -- something we are just beginning to wake up to understanding. Here we see all the promise and hope and persistence that boys offer freely and without strings attached being battered, humiliated and finally overwhelmed by meanness born of resentment, cowardice where there should be tender, savvy guidance, and neglect by distracted, emotionally (and economically) impoverished parents. Macedonia, yes, -- but the setting could have been any neighborhood in the United States that is clouded by poverty. The lead is a awesome performance -- just heartbreaking -- by Marko Kovacevic. We watch this this boy, this surprise in the midst of banality and misery that every boy springs on us and which should delight us and perhaps could save us -- we watch him methodically terrorized and hurt. We see his hope and optimism annihilated. At first, sheer bewilderment at unremitting harshness forces his head to hang low -- again and again -- until, finally, it rears up after "just too much" and he looks at us, and acts. By then he is an early version of Paris (played by Nikola Djuricko), the man he will become, who was able just barely to promise Marko a way out -- but then lets him down. For starters, let this film be seen by every school teacher in the United States, then every father, and if the schools themselves can find the courage, by every kid in junior and senior high school in America.


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