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As If I Am Not There (2010)

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A harsh dose of cinematic realism about a harsh time-the Bosnian War of the 1990s-Juanita Wilson's drama is taken from true stories revealed during the International Criminal Tribunal in ... See full summary »

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Natasha Petrovic ... Samira (as Natasa Petrovic)
Fedja Stukan Fedja Stukan ... The Captain
Jelena Jovanova ... Jasmina
Sanja Buric Sanja Buric ... The Nurse
Irina Apelgren Irina Apelgren ... Alisa
Zvezda Angelovska Zvezda Angelovska ... Halida (as Zvezdana Angelovska)
Nikolina Kujaca Nikolina Kujaca ... Mirsada
Stellan Skarsgård ... Doctor
Angela Stojanovska Angela Stojanovska ... Samira's Sister
Zoran Trajkovski Zoran Trajkovski ... Samira's Father
Sofija Kunovska Sofija Kunovska ... Samira's Mother
Elpida Pakovska Elpida Pakovska ... Village Neighbour
Ivo Stojanovski Ivo Stojanovski ... Village Neighbour's Husband
Filip Pesov Filip Pesov ... School Boy
Jana Mircevska Jana Mircevska ... School Girl
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A harsh dose of cinematic realism about a harsh time-the Bosnian War of the 1990s-Juanita Wilson's drama is taken from true stories revealed during the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. Samira is a modern schoolteacher in Sarajevo who takes a job in a small country village just as the war is beginning to ramp up. When Serbian soldiers overrun the village, shoot the men and keep the women as laborers (the older ones) and sex objects (the younger ones), Samira is subjected to the basest form of treatment imaginable. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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Bosnian | English

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4 March 2011 (Ireland) See more »

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Как будто меня там нет See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Ireland's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

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Incredible movie
10 October 2011 | by ofratkoSee all my reviews

I kinda knew what to expect. The war in Bosnia was brutal. They didn't care about Geneva Conventions( I don't think they even heard about them) Rape was the instrument of the war by all sides. Thousands of Bosnian women were raped. There are many war movies but I think this movie is unique because it shows rape victims of war. Natasha Petrovic is incredible in this movie. Her eyes revealed everything every feeling. Hope to see her in different movie soon. And having read the book from Slavenka Drakulic I have to say that Juanita did great job. She didn't put blame on any side. You don't see army insignias and don't hears speeches about who started the war. You just see how innocent suffer in the war. This movie is very hard to watch and there are parts were you might even close your eyes. But it also shows strength of human being in midst of madness As a women I had to think what would I do in Samira's place. And probably the answer will be everything necessary in order to survive


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