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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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Jamie Donoughue
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Cast

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
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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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Short | Drama | History | War

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Country:

UK | Kosovo

Language:

Albanian | Serbian

Release Date:

23 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Друг See more »

Filming Locations:

Mitrovica, Kosovo See more »

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

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Extremely Good but Depressing Short
26 February 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Shok (2015)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Set during the Kosovo war, this short deals with the friendship between an Albanian boy and a Serbian one. The two boys share a common bond of a bicycle and soon this here could lead them to tragic results.

This short was shot in Mitrovica, Kosovo and really isn't the most pleasant film that you're going to watch. It seems when you go through the Oscar-nominated short films they are from filmmakers who want to do something series and tackle very dramatic and sometimes tragic events. Director and writer Jamie Donoughue certainly paints a rather tragic picture with this one and there's no doubt that the emotional punch is right on the mark. Setting a film during the war and involving kids can always be tricky but this short manages to get its point across without being preachy. The story itself is quite simple but the director does wonders with it and turns in a very depressing and bleak film.


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