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Go West (2005)

 -  Comedy | Drama | War  -  28 April 2006 (USA)
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In the nineties the Yugoslavia Federation falls apart in bloody wars. Perpetual student Milan, a Serb from a patriarchal community and Kenan, a Muslim cellist, are a homosexual couple ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Drmac ...
Kenan
Tarik Filipovic ...
Milan
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Ljubo
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Ranka
Haris Burina ...
Lunjo
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Novinar
Nermin Tulic ...
Pop Nemanja
Almedin Leleta ...
Alen
Almir Kurt ...
Drago
Milan Pavlovic ...
Milo
Orijana Kuncic ...
Posilna
Mirsad Zulic ...
Napadac
Mihajlo Mrvaljevic ...
Anto (as Miso Mrvaljevic)
Selma Muhedinovic ...
Marija
Rade Colovic ...
Razvodnik
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In the nineties the Yugoslavia Federation falls apart in bloody wars. Perpetual student Milan, a Serb from a patriarchal community and Kenan, a Muslim cellist, are a homosexual couple living in Sarajevo. Their lives, intimate and public, are shaken up by the aggression in Bosnia and Herzegovina, whose devastating consequences unfold in inter-ethnic hatred. Trapped in Sarajevo during the siege of the Serb forces, the lovers manage to flee to Milan's home village and there they take shelter, waiting for Milan's father, Ljubo, to find a way to the Netherlands. Witnessing the brutality of Serb forces and their hatred towards Muslims, Milan desperately improvises: he disguises Kenan as a woman and begins to present him as his wife, Milena, a secret discovered by Milan's best friend, Lunja. Milan is drafted into the army and the situation becomes almost unbearable for Kenan. His one companion, is Ranka, a waitress in a local café, a woman whose dark secrets terrify most of the villagers ... Written by Opera

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Film about homosexual relation from Balcan - wow
4 December 2005 | by (Bratislava, Slovakia) – See all my reviews

I saw this film and discussion with regiseur at Int. Film Festival 2005 in Bratislava. There were some moments in the film especially at the beginning that confused me - I did not know if it is a comedy or tragedy... The great thing is that such film was created in BiH & Serbia. Homosexuality is not a usual topic there and I hope this film could move things forward and force people at Balcan to think and talk about tolerance with connection to homosexuals and in connection with other nationalities too. I have seen some documentaries from Belegrad about life of gays there. It was very depressing and the message was the same like in this film - go west, don't stay at Balcan. I hope that things are going to improve in Balcan countries and gay-rights will be closer to European standards or they will be at least improving that way. Tomas


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