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The Abandoned (2010)

Ostavljeni (original title)
The story of a boy from a home for abandoned children, who tries to find out the truth about his origins.

Director:

Adis Bakrac

Writer:

Zlatko Topcic
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Grga Tony Grga ... Alen
Mirsad Tuka Mirsad Tuka ... Mirza
Mira Furlan ... Cica
Mirela Lambic Mirela Lambic ... Amila
Dragan Marinkovic Dragan Marinkovic ... Sento
Meto Jovanovski Meto Jovanovski ... Gago
Zijah Sokolovic Zijah Sokolovic ... Muamer
Zan Marolt Zan Marolt ... Cuvar
Faketa Salihbegovic Faketa Salihbegovic ... Kuharica (as Faketa Salihbegovic-Avdagic)
Ejla Bavcic Ejla Bavcic ... Gospodja Tufekcic (as Ejla Tarakcija-Bavcic)
Nermin Omic Nermin Omic ... Gospodin Tufekcic
Alma Terzic ... Zana
Haris Burina Haris Burina ... Mehmed
Alen Goro Alen Goro ... Mladic
Ivana Petrovic Ivana Petrovic ... Djevojka
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Storyline

The story starts in a Bosnian woods in 1993, when a women gives birth to a baby boy, and jumps to 2006, to an orphanage in Sarajevo which is home to a thirteen-year-old boy, Alen. Former director Gago told Alen that his mother is French and his father is English, who met as war reporters in Sarajevo and due to war and professional obligations have temporarily left him in the orphanage. Alen writes letters and gives them to educator Cica, to be sent to his mother in France. However, Cica places all the letters of children in a drawer, because in reality there is no one to send them to. A new director Mirza, a young and capable educator, truly wants to help children in their growing up. Next to the orphanage is shop owned by Sento, a criminal. For him, the children from the orphanage steal expensive stuff. After the failed robbery, police perform investigation, and Alen, afraid, try to get to his files, actually address of his mother, that he can left the orphanage and go to her. Written by John Stevenson

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wartime rape | troubled teen | See All (2) »

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The first film, from Southeast Europe, produced by Hollywood producer (Page Ostrow). See more »

Quotes

Amila: Not every man is human.
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Soundtracks

Gdje je onaj cvijetak zuti
Song by Vesna Matana Matic
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Absolutely brilliant
17 January 2018 | by richardbruce2See all my reviews

I was very shocked when I was watching this film. It talks about a difficult topic, war rape. The film is extremely emotional and points to a large population of children who are the result of rape during the terrible Bosnian War. Absolutely brilliant.


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Language:

Bosnian

Release Date:

7 December 2010 (Bosnia and Herzegovina) See more »

Also Known As:

Gola koza See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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