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The friendship of two boys is tested to its limits as they battle for survival during the Kosovo war.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lum Veseli ... Petrit
Andi Bajgora ... Oki
Melihate Qena ... Grandmother
Luan Kryeziu ... Grandfather
Eshref Durmishi ... Dragan
Astrit Kabashi ... Arkan Captain
Xhevdet Jashari ... Borislav
Armond Morina ... Military Commander
Aurita Agushi ... Mother
Sunaj Raca ... Arkan Commander
Eni Cani ... Era
Kushtrim Sheremeti ... Adult Petrit
Fisnik Ademi ... Serbian Guard
Besnik Krapi ... Agron
Ardit Tahiri ... Serbian Nephew
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The friendship of two boys is tested to its limits as they battle for survival during the Kosovo war.

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First Albanian/Kosovan film to be nominated for an Oscar. See more »

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Featured in The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016: Live Action (2016) See more »

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Not my favorite Oscar short but still very good
21 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

8.7

Rounds up to 8.

So simply put this film was close to flawless (except how was the bike just sitting in the middle of the road? they should of put it in a field and had them hiking around to find it just one small thing) however, shouldn't the energy and resources put into film be used to impose justice on the war-crime committed?

I'm sure making the film is cathartic but I was left wondering, if this really happened to a friend of mine, I would of spend my entire life trying to find who did that to my friend and get him arrested, tried and convicted for a war-crime.

I do really appreciate the talent of the filmmakers, but I'm not sure their efforts in this medium are correct or appropriate given their past circumstances.

Again I digress and ask, if they had the means to pull something like this short film off, couldn't they transfuse that same effort and money into imposing justice on the wrongs done in the past which this film depicts?


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