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Blodsbånd (2007)

The story of 15-year old Mirush. He travels to Norway to find his father, as he left the family in the lurch when Mirush was small. Now his dad is running a restaurant in Oslo's backyards ... See full summary »

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Nazif Muarremi ... Mirush
Glenn Andre Kaada ... Frode
Ramadan Huseini ... Ismet
... Hannah
Bajrush Mjaku ... Vulkan
... Hava
Michalis Koutsogiannakis ... Kokken
Fisnik Zekiri ... Armend (as Fisnik Zegeri)
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The story of 15-year old Mirush. He travels to Norway to find his father, as he left the family in the lurch when Mirush was small. Now his dad is running a restaurant in Oslo's backyards and are struggling with debt burdens to the Albanian mafia in the capital city. His father has started a new life with a Norwegian girlfriend, and his Albanian family is just a vague memory. Until Mirush shows up. He starts working for his father but not to say too much. Slowly but surely they get to know each other but what Mirush find in the meeting with his father, he is not fully prepared for. He is forced to make choices that will have major consequences for both. Written by Saswata Sarkar

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Apparently realistic, but unevenly accomplished
24 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Blodsbånd is largely based on contrasts and sympathy for immigration, particularly when a small boy is included (splendidly performed by Nazif Muarremi). It is obvious that life is hard in Kosovo, one of the poorest countries in Europe, but I am sure that many viewers are perplexed that even in Norway (very rich place) life can be even harder - at least for certain people, coming from regions where vendetta or similar are customary. However, the plot is hectic, supporting actors are not catchy and the tensions come and go in a peculiar way. The ending is unrealistic as well, especially having Scandinavian social services in mind... I was not bored, but when the credits appeared, I just shrugged my shoulders - Scandinavia, incl. Norway, has made much stronger films on similar topic.


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