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44 Ratings



Directed by Vinko Brešan
Croatia, 2003
Drama, War


In a small village near the front-line, three drunken Croatian soldiers plan to take revenge on a Serb by targeting his house. The man turns out to be at home and gets shot. But there is a witness: his eleven-year-old daughter.

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Witnesses Directed by Vinko Brešan

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2004 | Winner: Peace Film Award

2004 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2004 | Winner: Philip Morris Award

What are people saying?

  • J. O.'s rating of the film Witnesses

    Any story set in the Yugoslav wars is undoubtedly interesting, as there are many groups of people involved - meaning there are many stories to be told from many different perspectives. "Witnesses" is a complex, angst-plagued story told "Rashomon" style, from different characters' perspectives. It was a stark tale in a miserable setting - and it worked surprisingly well.