A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer. The mother Senada keeps the house tidy, ... See full summary »
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The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins. At the place where once stood a Nazi concentration camp for Jews during ... See full summary »
A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer. The mother Senada keeps the house tidy, cooks, bakes and cares for their two small daughters. One day, she feels a sharp pain in her abdomen. At the hospital she is told there is something wrong with the baby she is carrying: "They say it's dead." She is at risk of septicaemia and they must operate immediately. But Senada has no medical insurance; since the operation will cost much more than the family can afford the hospital's head refuses to treat her. A race against time together with a mounting sense of hopelessness played by a cast of non-professional actors re-enacting an episode from their own lives. Winner of the Silver Bear Jury Grand Prix and the Silver Bear for best actor at the Berlin Film Festival 2013. Written by
at first sigh, a film about Gypsies life. a case from Balkans. at the second, a kind of documentary. in fact, only a picture. because it is a beautiful puzzle in which the survive of a small community, the fight against the rules of the others, the furnaces from Tuzla and the fear, hope, sadness of Nazif , the links between community members, solution for a serious problem, the hall of hospital, the girls, the dialogs, gestures of Senada are more than scenes but pieces of a message about East reality. Danis Tanovic has the great virtue to maintain the precise measure in each scene. nothing strange. nothing extraordinary. only a honest picture from East. in the skin of humiliation resignation and unusual solution for the viewer out of this small circle.scenes from ordinary existence, so far by usual jaundices
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