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A Stranger (2013)
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When Slavko's old friend Djulaga dies, Slavko feels obliged to go to the funeral. But in his hometown of Mostar, in Bosnia & Herzegovina, this simple social obligation has the potential to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bogdan Diklic ...
Nada Djurevska ...
Ivana Roscic ...
Rakan Rushaidat ...
Vinko Kraljevic ...
Selma Alispahic ...
Sadzida Setic ...
Whiskey Smuggler
Serif Aljic ...
Djulaga's brother
Izudin Bajrovic ...
Mirsad Elezi ...
Hadzija Hadzibajramovic ...
Djulaga's wife
Nermin Karacic ...
Slaven Knezovic ...
Ivo Kresic ...


When Slavko's old friend Djulaga dies, Slavko feels obliged to go to the funeral. But in his hometown of Mostar, in Bosnia & Herzegovina, this simple social obligation has the potential to get him into all kinds of trouble: with his neighbors or even with local political bigwigs. Yet if he does not go, his wife will think he's a coward, the grieving family will never forgive him - and he might have trouble forgiving himself. This is a compelling tale of everyday life in a fractured society, and a world where paranoia, comedy and drama co-exist. It is also an astute psychological portrait of a man who is forced to cross the invisible line that divides two communities. Above all, it is the story of a man who lost everything that defined him, when his country disintegrated. Written by Anonymous

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Some borders are harder than ever to cross.





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A special movie about special situation in "special" town
13 September 2013 | by (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – See all my reviews

Now here's a movie 99,9% of you have not heard of. I have just been to the movie premier and whole cast was there. I am full of pleasant impressions of this movie.

This movie is more special because it's about small town Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, a town where I live in. It's a town that was in the war and that is split into two parts. On one part live Muslims while on the other live Croats (Catholics). People in town coexist but it's complicated relationship. This movie has very interesting plot because a friend of Croat dies and he's a Muslim. He's in doubt if he should go or not because he's afraid of what people will think about him going to Muslim funeral.

It's a movie that I believe will hardly be understood outside Mostar, since we know the situation and small details that can only be familiar to someone living here. Though I was proved wrong since movie has won prestigious awards from Pula film festival, Motovun, Berlin etc. It is by far most successful Croatian movie this year. It's probably going to be Croatian candidate for the academy awards.

Besides this movie being only fully familiar to someone living in Mostar, it appears that it's having influence on wide audience even despite that.

It's very hard and heavy movie to see. Perhaps those are not most precise words to describe it but that's how I felt. It's movie with less dialog and with more facial expressions. It's movie that you need to watch and understand. It was extremely demanding on the cast and they did amazing job with it. Having said a lot more with your facial expressions that with words in not easy to achieve!

Movie will shock you at times that you wonder what did you happen. It's pleasant surprise from a movie of this kind. Production wise it reminded me a lot of one of last year's academy awards nominee Amour. It's hard to explain why but if you see both movies you'll see what I'm talking about.

Overall after meeting director and cast of the movie, it will always have special place in my heart and I wish it all of the success in the world!

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