Marco, a Serbian soldier on leave during the war, returns to his Bosnian hometown. When three fellow soldiers accost Haris, a Muslim shopkeeper, Marco intervenes, but it costs him his life. Twelve years later the war is over, but the wounds remain open.
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Very well crafted film that revolves around a circle of people all connected in some way to a tragic event from the past. It requires active participation of the audience and rewards accordingly. There are a few weaker technical flaws but they don't get in the way of the story. Superb production design. 3.5 stars
A rare intelligent work dealing with the consequences of events which took place during the Yugoslavian war in a mature way, showing the that the wounds remain very much open but suggesting there is still hope for the future. After seeing this film and the Trap I will certainly closely follow Golubovic and his career
Clever construction leaves the audience puzzling out relationships and trying to piece together an event that seems to have impacted a lot of lives. Particularly effective because we mostly form our opinions of these characters based on who they are 'now' before finding out exactly what happened 'then.'