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Halima's Path (2012)

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In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alma Prica ...
Halima
Olga Pakalovic ...
Safija
Mijo Jurisic ...
Slavomir
Izudin Bajrovic ...
Salko
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Mustafa
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Avdo
Emina Muftic ...
Nevzeta
Daria Lorenci ...
Rapka (as Daria Lorenci Flatz)
Aldin Tucic ...
Aron
Dejan Acimovic ...
Jovan
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Planinsek
Miodrag Krivokapic ...
Rastko
Gordana Gadzic ...
Zora
Lena Politeo ...
Nana
Muhamed Bahonjic ...
Kondukter
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After the end of the war in Bosnia, Halima, a good-natured peasant woman from a remote Muslim village in Western Bosnia, searches for the remains of her husband and her teenage son, who were taken by Serbian paramilitary forces and executed. Using DNA analysis, the UN Committee for Missing Persons manages to identify the remains of her husband in one of the mass graves, but the Committee still can't identify the remains of her son, since Halima refuses to give a blood sample for DNA testing. There is something that the Committee doesn't know, something that Halima is hiding from others: her beloved son wasn't actually her biological son. The story takes us back two decades ago, during the period of Yugoslavia, where we learn how Halima and her husband became adoptive parents, after fruitless efforts to have a child on their own. Along with that story, we follow Halima's path nowadays while she is searching for the biological mother of her son, the only person who can give a blood ... Written by anonymous

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Film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
29 October 2012 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

This movie awakens emotion and no matter how hard you try as a strong male not to cry, a few times in this movie that's just not easy. I suggest that women bring to the cinema enough Kleenex.

Excellently acted, well photographed. Excellent film.

The film's director, whose two previous films (A Wonderful Night in Split and No one's son) were great to me, did an excellent job, and I think that movie audiences will love this movie.

Minor objections that some might object to the film's authenticity. It's nonsense like: why they in the woods gives the blinker when hillbillies are not using blinker in the city.

Regardless of these little things that will be noticed just during second or third viewing of the film this movie is probably the best Croatian film in recent years.


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