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

 -  Drama  -  6 July 2006 (Germany)
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A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.

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Esma
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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
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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
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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

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6 July 2006 (Germany)  »

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La revelación de Sara  »

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

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$43,060 (USA) (8 June 2007)
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Grbavica is a district of Sarajevo and translates to "hunchbacked woman". See more »

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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)


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