MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 35,463 this week

Esma's Secret - Grbavica (2006)
"Grbavica" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  6 July 2006 (Germany)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 4,390 users   Metascore: 71/100
Reviews: 24 user | 56 critic | 21 from Metacritic.com

A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 14 Apr 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 28 Jul 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 18 Feb 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 02 Mar 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Esma's Secret - Grbavica (2006)

Esma's Secret - Grbavica (2006) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Esma's Secret - Grbavica.
10 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Traumland (2013)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Petra Biondina Volpe
Stars: Luna Zimic Mijovic, André Jung, Bettina Stucky
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.

Director: Fatih Akin
Stars: Baki Davrak, Gürsoy Gemec, Gengiz Daner
Talk to Her (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Rosario Flores, Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti
Babel (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal
The Class (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

Director: Laurent Cantet
Stars: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio
A Separation (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Asghar Farhadi
Stars: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat
The Return (2003)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Stars: Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavronenko
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

On an isolated lake, an old monk lives on a small floating temple. The wise master has also a young boy with him who learns to become a monk. And we watch as seasons and years pass by.

Director: Ki-duk Kim
Stars: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Stars: Thomas Doret, Cécile De France, Jérémie Renier
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.

Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Markus Rygaard
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An Australian tourist discovers the silent legacy of wartime atrocities when she arrives in a seemingly idyllic little town on the border of Bosnia and Serbia.

Director: Jasmila Zbanic
Stars: Kym Vercoe, Boris Isakovic, Simon McBurney
Lost and Found III (2005)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

"Lost and Found" is a film project for which six young filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe have each developed a short film on the theme of "generation". Together, these six short ... See full summary »

Directors: Nadejda Koseva, Mait Laas, and 3 more credits »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Esma
...
Sara (as Luna Mijovic)
Leon Lucev ...
Pelda
Kenan Catic ...
Samir
Jasna Beri ...
Sabina (as Jasna Ornela Berry)
Dejan Acimovic ...
Cenga
Bogdan Diklic ...
Saran
Emir Hadzihafizbegovic ...
Puska
...
Teacher Muha
Semka Sokolovic-Bertok ...
Pelda's Mother (as Semka Sokolovic)
Maike Höhne ...
Jabolka
Jasna Zalica ...
Plema
Nada Djurevska ...
Aunt Safija
Emina Muftic ...
Vasvija (as Minka Muftic)
Dunja Pasic ...
Mila
Edit

Storyline

Set against the backdrop of a former Yugoslavia of the nineteen-nineties, this is a single mother's anguish of how one must deal with truths and how to cope with a war's terrible past. With a twelve year old daughter to bring-up, both mother and child come head-to-head when a school trip is in the air and complications and rude awakenings arise from the ashes' of the cold and callous days of conflict, xenophobia and its secrets. Written by Cinema_Fan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

6 July 2006 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

La revelación de Sara  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,974 (USA) (16 February 2007)

Gross:

$43,060 (USA) (8 June 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Like many other productions in Bosnia, Esma's Secret - Grbavica (2006) is a small budget film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Smagsdommerne: Episode #5.12 (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
excellent movie!
12 March 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

i have seen GRBAVICA at the berlinale in Germany and this is one of the best movies i ever seen. without any violent scenes this pictures burns the whole frightening war in former Yugoslavia in your head - without to accuse somebody directly. it is a film about accomplishment of the war, the state of the country now, the relationship between mother and daughter, the puberty and a love story too. very good actors and calmly produced. very earned won the golden bear in berlin! if you have the chance to see this movie, please use it... hopefully this movie will be internationally known, not only in Europe.

(excuse, my English is not so good)


23 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Were they muslims? kaskata-1
SECOND OSCAR FOR BOSNIA !!!!! ermincolpa-1
_predator_ dado-s
this movie wasn´t against serbs perrote
Go Jasmila GO!!! maxa1985
Will there be a US release? eldind
Discuss Esma's Secret - Grbavica (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?