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

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Surely An Oscar Winner
10 February 2016 | by steviepageSee all my reviews

A VERY IMPORTANT FILM

SHOK is one of the best short films I have ever seen. A story most excellently delivered. Beautifully Directed, shot and acted. A very important film that fulfils the noble task of educating mankind to the plight of the Albanians.

I was first exposed to Shok when it was submitted to me as a judge at the 2015 Hollyshorts International Film Festival. Shok won best short film at Hollyshorts and went on to win many other awards. I predicted back in Aug 2015 that Shok would be nominated for an academy award. And I predict now that it will win. I have seen the other 4 nominees and I feel that Shok stands well above the competition. Not only in terms of its flawless delivery but also the importance of a story that the world needs to see and know.

sincerely

Stephen C Page


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