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At the very beginning of the World War I, Filip, a Serb and the principal of a gymnasium in a small Serbian town, is summoned urgently to Belgrade to serve in the war effort. He has no one to leave his wife Lea with. She is a young and pretty Slovenian woman, a teacher of rhythmics and dance he met while studying in Western Europe. Azem, an illiterate, patriarchal Albanian, the school custodian, gives Filip his solemn oath, his 'Besa' (in the Albanian tradition: when someone gives their word which must be kept even if they lose their life in the process) that he would look after Lea and see to it that nothing happened to her. Two Europeans, from two entirely different cultures and habits are forced to an awkward cohabitation in the empty school. While the war rages in the background and gets menacingly closer, their interaction develops from hatred, through intolerance, to tolerance and an unusual friendship. Circumstances gradually draw Lea and Azem, a Christian woman and a Muslim ...Written by
a story of survive. a story of love. and a word. a beautiful film about Balkans and about traditions. fresco of a small world feelings. and the impact of war. Besa is one of films who has the science to discover the roots of its stories. and the roots are more important than the events because the rhythm, the force of gestures, the nuances of dialogues, the expectation, the slow definition of each new moment are only reflection of a long past who remains the only certitude. a powerful pledge about the beauty of insignificant details . a relation. and its grow up. two different cultures. and the common purpose. the film gives a special form of poetry .the poetry of rooms and gestures, words and a form of captivity, friendship and love. the well known emotions are new forms. and the film becomes more than portrait of a case but instrument to understand the manner to discover life from Balkans.
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