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Circles (2013)

Krugovi (original title)
The impact of a selfless deed of benevolence and heroism right in the middle of the raging Bosnian war inextricably intertwines the lives of five people who are still affected by its consequences, over a decade later.


Srdan Golubovic
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksandar Bercek ... Ranko
Dejan Cukic ... Rade
Leon Lucev ... Haris
Nebojsa Glogovac ... Nebojsa
Geno Lechner ... Andrea
Nikola Rakocevic ... Bogdan
Hristina Popovic Hristina Popovic ... Nada
Raslav Sekulovic Raslav Sekulovic ... Dusan
Emir Hadzihafizbegovic ... Esad
Sara Dao Hameder Sara Dao Hameder ... Alma
Vuk Kostic Vuk Kostic ... Marko
Franziska Neiding ... Elke
Marko Janketic Marko Janketic ... Petar
Jasna Djuricic ... Danka
Igor Borojevic Igor Borojevic ... Rakita


Five people are affected by a tragic heroic act. 12 years later, each of them will have to confront the past, through their own crisis. Will they overcome the guilt, frustration, urge for revenge? Will they do the right thing, at all costs? Written by Bas Celik

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War, Love and Madness.




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Exiting circles...
30 March 2013 | by elzaholtSee all my reviews

If this film were a state of mind, it would be that sense of comprehension before inhaling your last breath. If this film were an emotion, it would be the weeping of an abandoned child. If this film were a person, it would be one reeling due to great loss. Still, it is all of these, and more – it is about liberation. The camera-work takes us around in circles - the clear Hercegovan sky, the clinical void of a Belgrade hospital, the barrenness of western capitalism. We are reminded that life gives no more than what is put in. But also, this film is about balance, about loss of son and gain of father, about deliverance through goodness and imprisonment through evil, and about setting things right in order to be able to take in air again. Could it be that this work of art is finally (after 20 years, from 1993-2013) giving us a chance to atone for endorsing fratricide, if by nothing but by conceding to it? Serbs must exonerate themselves to be able to resume living in the homeland. As for us Yugoslavs, perhaps can finally exit the circle of remorse for the demise of our land and find some redemption and peace of mind.

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25 February 2013 (Serbia) See more »

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