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Mirage (2004)

Iluzija (original title)
As Macedonia faces its difficult transition, a boy escapes into a world of his own creation.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vlado Jovanovski ...
Lazo / Marko's Father
Jordanco Cevrevski ...
Neighbor (as Danco Cerveski)
Elena Mosevska ...
Angja / Marko's Mother (as Elena Mose)
Slavica Manaskova ...
Fanny / Marko's Sister
Martin Jovchevski ...
Levi (as Martin Jovcevski)
Nikola Hejko ...
Chernobyl (as Mykola Hejko)
Kiril Gravcev ...
Grafche (as Kiril Grafcev)
Todor Jonovski ...
Ivica Mackinoski ...
Marija Sikalovska ...
Ivica Bojkovic ...
Ivica Barbarelov ...
Ivan Spasov ...


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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30 May 2007 (Poland)  »

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Tome Angelovski, Grace Lea Troje and Dejan Boskov appear as customers in a cafe where Marko is peddling stolen perfumes. Troje was also co-writer with Svetozar Ristovski for the film, while Angelovski and Boskov were location managers. See more »


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12 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the most amazing films I have ever seen in my life. I have not been so in tune with a film in a very long time. Every aspect of this film screams 'well-done.' The movie pulsates, after the train scene its just spectacular.

Marko Kovacevic is sensational, he deserved to be recognized for a youth acting award. He is simply amazing on screen and not since young Christian Bale in Empire of the Sun, have we seen such a genuine, in your face work of cinematic genius.

Stunningly done, the cinematography is professional and tangible. The on screen chemistry between all characters is very well directed. kudos to Macedonia.

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