MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,091 this week

As If I Am Not There (2010)

 -  Drama  -  4 March 2011 (Ireland)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 609 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 15 critic

A harsh dose of cinematic realism about a harsh time-the Bosnian War of the 1990s-Juanita Wilson's drama is taken from true stories revealed during the International Criminal Tribunal in ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 06 Apr 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 20 Jul 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: As If I Am Not There (2010)

As If I Am Not There (2010) 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 As If I Am Not There.
5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Door (2008)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After stealing an old door, a man reflects on the desperate circumstances that led him to do so.

Director: Juanita Wilson
Stars: Igor Sigov, Dzhuletta Gering, Liliyn Grechk
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A run-down hotel room, a piano, a maid and the guests who stay there. Life begins, life ends, and lives are changed forever in the piano room.

Director: Igor Ivanov Izi
Stars: Natasa Petrovic, Jovica Mihajlovski, Svetozar Cvetkovic
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang, his ex, a few women - and a snitch. His son has a fiancé. Her family doesn't approve ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, Jorunn Kjellsby
Shadows (2007)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The son of a reputable physician struggles to live up to other people's expectations of him.

Director: Milcho Manchevski
Stars: Borce Nacev, Vesna Stanojevska, Sabina Ajrula
Warchild (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Years after the end of the Bosnian war, a woman finds evidence that her young daughter, who disappeared during the war, might have survived and been adopted by a German family.

Director: Christian Wagner
Stars: Labina Mitevska, Senad Basic, Katrin Saß
Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Nils snow ploughs the wild winter mountains of Norway, and is recently awarded Citizen of the Year. When his son is murdered for something he did not do, Nils wants revenge. And justice. ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Kristofer Hivju, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.

Director: Jonathan Nossiter
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Deborah Kara Unger
Belvedere (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The film deals with the tragedy of the women survivors of the Srebrenica genocide, or rather, the consequences of the horrors they experienced - it is about women whose sole purpose in life... See full summary »

Director: Ahmed Imamovic
Stars: Jasna Diklic, Milenko Iliktarevic, Semir Krivic
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set in the quaint town of Veles, three sisters long to escape the suffocating environment of their dying community. Burdened by memories of their late father, each chooses a different path.... See full summary »

Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska
Stars: Labina Mitevska, Ana Kostovska, Nikolina Kujaca
Guilty Hearts (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Six short stories from the heart and what made them bleed....

Directors: George Augusto, Savina Dellicour, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Kathy Bates, Gerard Butler, Julie Delpy
To the Hilt (2014)
Drama | History
Director: Stole Popov
Stars: Martin Jordanoski, Inti Sraj, Sasko Kocev
Lazar (2014)
Drama
Director: Svetozar Ristovski
Stars: Vedran Zivolic, Dejan Lilic, Natasa Petrovic
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Samira
...
The Captain
...
Jasmina
Sanja Buric ...
The Nurse
Irina Apelgren ...
Alisa
Zvezda Angelovska ...
Halida (as Zvezdana Angelovska)
Nikolina Kujaca ...
Mirsada
...
Doctor
Angela Stojanovska ...
Samira's Sister
Zoran Trajkovski ...
Samira's Father
Sofija Kunovska ...
Samira's Mother
Elpida Pakovska ...
Village Neighbour
Ivo Stojanovski ...
Village Neighbour's Husband
Filip Pesov ...
School Boy
Jana Mircevska ...
School Girl
Edit

Storyline

A harsh dose of cinematic realism about a harsh time-the Bosnian War of the 1990s-Juanita Wilson's drama is taken from true stories revealed during the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. Samira is a modern schoolteacher in Sarajevo who takes a job in a small country village just as the war is beginning to ramp up. When Serbian soldiers overrun the village, shoot the men and keep the women as laborers (the older ones) and sex objects (the younger ones), Samira is subjected to the basest form of treatment imaginable. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 March 2011 (Ireland)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ireland's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tragic and haunting
16 September 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A poignant haunting look at the Bosnian War and the atrocities committed. The film focuses on a young Bosniak girl who winds up at a Serbian War Camp. From here a story of the worst of humanity and the strength that lies within people to endure unspeakable hardship unfolds. The actress who plays the lead character Samira gives one of the best performances I have ever seen on film and says more with her eyes than other actress can say with pages of dialogue. The director does a phenomenal job of capturing the horror or war and more importantly does not use sensationalist tactics to solicit emotional responses from the audience. The story itself and the performances from the actors are powerful enough where they can stand alone.

A film that will likely fly under the radar - but an important one to see; as it acknowledges one of the saddest moments in recent history.


30 of 39 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Absolutely Brilliant fais84
2011 Newport Beach Film Festival- Special Screening rr_star90
Discuss As If I Am Not There (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?