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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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Jovan Divjak
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Gemma's husband
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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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6 December 2013 (USA)  »

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Twice Born  »

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€13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,947, 8 December 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,947, 8 December 2013
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Saadet Aksoy received critical acclaim with her portrayal of Aska. 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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Written and Performed by Ólafur Arnalds (as Olafur Arnalds)
© 2008 Erased Tapes Records Ltd
Courtesy of Erased Tapes Records Ltd
Published by Nettwerk One Music
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A lovely overlooked film.
19 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie was panned by the critics. It a has 19% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. The audience gives it 73%. The audience is right. This movie is a treasure. Most of the negative reviews come from Americans who, I am sure, never watched this lovely film. The Americans make a habit of lying. Their film critics are no exception. There is no way that all of those negative reviews come from people who have seen this movie. I often marvel at the factual mistakes in mainstream press reviews and have long suspected that they will review a movie they have not seen. This movie proves my thesis. Audience reviews are a much better barometer of whether a movie is worth one's time or not. This is definitely worth your time. Easily among the best of 2012. It never puts a foot wrong and builds to a most unexpected but satisfying conclusion. Perhaps love does not conquer all but it is the most resilient of our gifts as this film so ably shows.


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