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Remake (2003)

The parallel coming-of-age stories of a father living in Sarajevo during World War II and his son living through the Siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War.

Director:

Dino Mustafic

Writer:

Zlatko Topcic
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ermin Bravo ... Tarik Karaga
Aleksandar Seksan Aleksandar Seksan ... Miro Jovanovic
Ermin Sijamija ... Ahmed Karaga, mladi
Dejan Acimovic Dejan Acimovic ... Vojvoda Miso
Lucija Serbedzija Lucija Serbedzija ... Eva Bebek
Slaven Knezovic Slaven Knezovic ... Marko Kalaba
Helena Minic Helena Minic ... Alma Dizdarevic
Jasna Diklic Jasna Diklic ... Desa Jovanovic
Miralem Zupcevic Miralem Zupcevic ... Ahmed Karaga, stari (as Miralem Zubcevic)
Zijah Sokolovic Zijah Sokolovic ... Mirsad Alihodzic
Evelyne Bouix Evelyne Bouix ... Katrin Leconte
François Berléand ... Francois-Charles Leconte
Haris Begovic Haris Begovic ... Adis Dizdarevic
Izudin Bajrovic Izudin Bajrovic ... Jovo
Emir Hadzihafizbegovic ... Zeljko
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With an interval of fifty years in between (1943-1993), the film brings the experience of the World War II and the Siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. Remake tells two tragic stories in one. Before the onset of war in Bosnia, young writer Tarik sent a screenplay to a literary competition in France (the story of his father Ahmed, who experienced the outbreak of the World War II in Sarajevo). Later, he is captured by the Serbian Army and is subjected to the cruel conditions of a labour camp. With the help of the UN, he manages to get out of the besieged city and goes to Paris because a famous French film producer is interested in his script. Remake is however more than a war film. It is also a coming-of-age drama, with scenes in which Ahmed and Tarik go out with their friends, have fun, fall in love. Written by John Stevenson

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Language:

Bosnian | French | English | Croatian | Serbian

Release Date:

2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$41,867,945, 16 February 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$168,725,384, 22 March 2004
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color
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The film's script was published like a book in 2002. See more »

Quotes

Ahmed Karaga, stari: In front of a fool, it's smart to be crazy.
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Remaquiem
Performed by Adi Lukovac
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One of the best war movies I have ever watched!
8 April 2017 | by brooks46See all my reviews

One of the best war movies I have ever watched. Amazing and brilliant film. Incredible autobiographical story of screenwriter Zlatko Topčić. The film sends a strong message: History repeats itself. This movie can be compared with films like Schindler's List or Life Is Beautiful. Absolutely brilliant.


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