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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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One-sided story, not based on facts.
25 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I got to say that I am pretty disappointed and I definitely wonder how is it possible that this movie got 'The Best Foreign Movie Award"?! What bugs me more, is that most people who've seen this movie believe that it is based on historical facts. Since, I have very open-minded friends on all three sides (Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian) I've learned that not everything was black&white in Bosnian war, and there were idiots on every side, but what I've seen in this movie is completely ridiculous! The movie is one-sided story, in this case Muslim side of story, written and directed by Ahmed Imamovic (Bosnian Muslim) with only one purpose: To make Serbs look like crazy beasts! This is complete propaganda and has nothing to do with truth. At the beginning of the movie, that is pretty obvious, young Bosnian homosexual Muslim Kenan is telling the story : "There are Serbs who hate Muslims. There are Muslims who don't like Serbs. And there are Croats who sometimes hate sometimes don't hate Muslims" How ignorant that sentence is?! I have Serbian friends and they hang out with Muslims and Croats, with homosexuals and everyone else, and it's the same story on the other two sides, they all hang out and trying to forget the war, that was terrible for all of them, since they all lost someone they care about in that war. I am pretty sick of one-sided stories, especially when they promote hatred based on lies and this movie is the perfect example of that.


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