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Twice Born (2012)

Venuto al mondo (original title)
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A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago.

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Diego
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Gojco
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Aska
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Pietro
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Velida
Jovan Divjak
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Gemma's husband
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Doctor (as Branko Duric)
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Psicologa
Luca De Filippo ...
Armando
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Giuliano
Bruno Armando
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A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago.

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A story of love. A story of war. A story of life.

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Drama | Romance | War

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Rated R for violence including a rape scene, sexuality/nudity, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 December 2013 (USA)  »

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Twice Born  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,947 (USA) (6 December 2013)

Gross:

$14,947 (USA) (6 December 2013)
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2.35 : 1
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Emile Hirsch (Diego) is the only American in the cast. See more »

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[first lines]
Gemma: [on phone] Hello?
Gojco: [on the other end] May I speak with Gemma?
Gemma: This is Gemma.
Gojco: Gemma? Gemma, is that really you?
Gemma: Gojco?
Gojco: Yes, Gemma. It's me
Gemma: My Gojco?
Gojco: Your Gojco.
[laughs]
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Challenging Film
23 November 2013 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

When watching this film it reminded me a lot of "Incendies". Not only because of the story but also because it was almost as tough to watch. It almost felt too realistic, never giving you a chance to get comfortable. That's what makes this movie exceptional. The acting is top notch, really impressed by the performance of Penelope Cruz and Hirsch. The Make-up makes the age-differences look totally authentic. The Soundtrack also gives the film an extra dramatic feel. Even though it is over 2 hours in length you never feel bored, always keeps you excited.

8/10 stars


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