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In the Name of the Son (2007)

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After escaping execution, Tarik, a Bosnian prisoner of war, immigrates to the United States looking to leave his past behind. Years later, the man who spared his life shows up on Tarik's doorstep asking for a favor.

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A film that looks at human conflicts in the present, brought about during personal clashes in the Bosnian war in 1994. The psychosis of the conflicts that war inevitably brings, then coping with these in civilian life, are never easy. However, years later, the two main protagonists' feelings of guilt and torment are brought to bear with near devastating consequences. Written by Anonymous

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2 September 2007 (USA)  »

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U Ime Sina  »

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$42,000 (estimated)
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The first live action short film in history to receive an exclusive screening for the US Congress officials on Capitol Hill. See more »

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Yes 25 minutes can be more powerful than two hours
3 June 2016 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

But these 25 minutes need especially good acting and writing in this case and I cannot say I found the story too interesting or memorable. Maybe it would have worked better at 10 minutes if it had been completely essential. "In the Name of the Son" is a short film from writer and director Harun Mehmedinovic and surprisingly, looking at all the awards this won, he has not made a new film since the 10 years since this was made. The two actors are fairly solid, not bad, but not great either. The war references are okay too, but something is missing to make this film really work in my opinion. It is tough to put a finger on what it exactly is, but I cannot say I cared a whole lot for the characters. As a whole, I give this one a thumbs down. Not recommended. If you still want to see it, make sure you have subtitles, unless you are fluent in both English and Bosnian.


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