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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

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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This portrayal of the oppression and discrimination that existed in Bosnia-Herz... is eye opening. Not only was the lead hated and oppressed because he was Muslim, but also he was further despised because he was gay. I would rate this movie even more important than America's Brokeback Mountain. I am openly stating that this is the best movie I have ever seen at Toronto's InsideOut Film Festival throughout it's 16 year run. Congratulations to this film's creators. You had me riveted to the screen from the moment the film opened. I am waiting to find out where I can purchase this movie on DVD to add it to my personal library.


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