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


Jamie Donoughue
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lum Veseli Lum Veseli ... Petrit
Andi Bajgora Andi Bajgora ... Oki
Melihate Qena Melihate Qena ... Grandmother
Luan Kryeziu Luan Kryeziu ... Grandfather
Eshref Durmishi Eshref Durmishi ... Dragan
Astrit Kabashi Astrit Kabashi ... Arkan Captain
Xhevdet Jashari Xhevdet Jashari ... Borislav
Armond Morina Armond Morina ... Military Commander
Aurita Agushi Aurita Agushi ... Mother
Sunaj Raca Sunaj Raca ... Arkan Commander
Eni Cani Eni Cani ... Era
Kushtrim Sheremeti Kushtrim Sheremeti ... Adult Petrit
Fisnik Ademi Fisnik Ademi ... Serbian Guard
Besnik Krapi Besnik Krapi ... Agron
Ardit Tahiri Ardit Tahiri ... Serbian Nephew


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

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Short | Drama | History | War


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A transformative experience
6 March 2016 | by JacobOBSee all my reviews

A truly touching tale that really helps one to better understand the privileges many of us have. Freedom from oppression, freedom from hate, and relative acceptance of religion and nationality is something truly to be treasured as "Shok" shows us through it's heart warming and heart breaking tale of friendship. The cinematography was near flawless and every moment of the film was filled with tension. The boys friendship is something that almost all can relate to and their connection in such a bleak world is such a wonderful thing to see. Living in a country in which I can say anything I please short of threatening the safety of the public and go unharmed tends to blind us to the issues that many others suffer through every day due to something that is out of their control. I would highly recommend that everyone of every walk of life watch this transformative film.

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23 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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Mitrovica, Kosovo See more »

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