7.4/10
14,299
31 user 39 critic

Twice Born (2012)

Venuto al mondo (original title)
Trailer
2:28 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago.

Director:

Sergio Castellitto

Writers:

Margaret Mazzantini (novel), Sergio Castellitto (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penélope Cruz ... Gemma
Emile Hirsch ... Diego
Adnan Haskovic ... Gojco
Saadet Aksoy ... Aska
Pietro Castellitto ... Pietro
Mira Furlan ... Velida
Jovan Divjak Jovan Divjak
Vinicio Marchioni ... Gemma's husband
Branko Djuric ... Doctor (as Branko Duric)
Jane Birkin ... Psicologa
Luca De Filippo Luca De Filippo ... Armando
Sergio Castellitto ... Giuliano
Bruno Armando Bruno Armando
Fausto Russo Alesi
Juan Carlos Vellido ... Official Ministry
Edit

Storyline

The fervent affair of the Italian Gemma and the American photographer Diego will be put to the test by the insurmountable problem of infertility, as the couple's desperate desire to conceive will prompt them to make difficult choices. Now, sixteen years after the 1992 siege of Sarajevo, Gemma--after accepting her old friend Gojko's invitation--will return to the once war-torn city accompanied by her 16-year-old son, Pietro, only to unearth powerful memories and bottled-up emotions. But, there, decades after her perilous escape, Gemma is also in for a terrible and tragic revelation--one that will uncover the true horrors of war and the full extent of her loss. Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A story of love. A story of war. A story of life.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including a rape scene, sexuality/nudity, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

English | Italian | Bosnian

Release Date:

6 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twice Born See more »

Filming Locations:

Bosnia-Herzegovina See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

€13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,947, 8 December 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,947, 8 December 2013
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Emile Hirsch (Diego) is the only American in the cast. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gemma: [on phone] Hello?
Gojco: [on the other end] May I speak with Gemma?
Gemma: This is Gemma.
Gojco: Gemma? Gemma, is that really you?
Gemma: Gojco?
Gojco: Yes, Gemma. It's me
Gemma: My Gojco?
Gojco: Your Gojco.
[laughs]
See more »

Soundtracks

Funeral
Written by D. Griffiths, D. Keeler, Fox-Harris
Archive
© Hangman Records Ltd.
Sub-published by Fintage Publishing B.V.
© S. Harris & Steve Harris
(P) courtesy of Warner Spain a Warner Music Group company
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the Best Movies I've Ever Seen
29 January 2013 | by ed-eichmanSee all my reviews

We just saw "Twice Born", and I would have to say it's one of the best movies I've ever seen. I shared an office with a Croatian during the Yugoslavian war, so I had a good idea what kind of details this "love story" would have... but the mix of history, great performances, and an arresting plot, brought home the reality of what war means to civilians caught up in it.

I could nitpick - there were a few things about the movie that I did not understand... but there is no doubt that the movie hit me.... hard.

Don't expect to come out of the movie feeling happy...

I just downloaded the book that the movie was adapted from to my Kindle this morning. I want to know more about the characters.


23 of 38 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 31 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed