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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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17 January 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Before i saw the movie i read some comments about it... stating it's condemned by several groups of people in Bosnia. I totally understand why, without spoiling anything, the overall message of the movie is shocking. Not only it gives a statement for the gay people in Bosnia, but also one for the whole population.

This movie is not for a broader range of people. In fact.. you will need to respect the way it is told in order to like it. But if you do, then it's genius......

And look for some nice metaphors which are a honor to Sergio Leone.

This movie is available on DVD in Bosnia and other Balkan countries, so if you are in that region you know you can find it.


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