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Before the Rain (1994)

Pred dozhdot (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | 24 February 1995 (USA)
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In the republic of Macedonia, amid war in Bosnia, an Albanian girl being hunted by Christians is offered protection by a monk who has taken a vow of silence.

Director:

Milcho Manchevski
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 19 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Grégoire Colin ... Kiril (as Gergoire Colin)
Josif Josifovski Josif Josifovski ... Father Marko
Boris Delcevski Boris Delcevski ... Petre
Dejan Velkov Dejan Velkov ... Mate
Kiril Ristoski Kiril Ristoski ... Father Damjan
Mladen Krstevski Mladen Krstevski ... Trifun
Dzemail Maksut Dzemail Maksut ... Kuzman
Labina Mitevska ... Zamira
Mile Jovanovski Mile Jovanovski ... Priest Singing at Funeral
Milica Stojanova Milica Stojanova ... Aunt Cveta
Petar Mircevski Petar Mircevski ... Zdrave
Rade Serbedzija ... Aleksander
Ljupco Bresliski Ljupco Bresliski ... Mitre
Igor Madzirov Igor Madzirov ... Stojan
Kiril Psaltirov Kiril Psaltirov ... Mome
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Storyline

The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Republic of Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her protection. In London, a photographic editor who's pregnant needs to talk it out with her estranged husband and chooses a toney restaurant. She wants permanence with her lover, a prize-winning Macedonian photographer just back from Bosnia, changed by the violence. He leaves abruptly for his village; he's not visited it in 16 years. There he tries to ignore bitter divisions between his Orthodox brethren and local Albanians, then tries to transcend them. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official website

Language:

Macedonian | English | Albanian | French

Release Date:

24 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Before the Rain See more »

Filming Locations:

Skopje, Macedonia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,900,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$763,847
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First Macedonian movie to be nominated for an Oscar. See more »

Goofs

Aleksander is shoot in the back, but when the body is moved we can see the bullet holes not in his back but in his chest. See more »

Quotes

Aleksander: With a shriek, birds flee across the black sky, people are silent, my blood aches from waiting.
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Crazy Credits

The film begins with a pan over a Macedonian sky covered by dark clouds at dusk. We hear sounds of thunder, when an epigraph from the novel "Dervis i smrt" (The Dervish and Death) by Mesa Selimovic appears on the screen, while a voice is heard reading it: "With a shriek birds flee across the black sky, people are silent, my blood aches from waiting". Afterwards, the titles appear. See more »

Connections

References The Wild Bunch (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

In A London Cab
Composed By Anastasia
Arranged and Produced by Anastasia
© 1994 PolyGram
(P) 1994 PolyGram
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Really impressive, a mind-changing masterpiece
20 November 2002 | by Adriano_LessaSee all my reviews

This movie is by far, the most touching movie i've ever seen. I think it impressed me just the same as "Merry Christmas Mr.Lawrence", though "Before the Rain" is a much more beautiful movie. It's a raw depicture of the Balkans conflict, but also a beautiful one. One with loads of violence but growing from this violence, there's love and compassion.The most touching movie i've ever seen.


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