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3.5
54 Ratings

Witnesses

Svjedoci

Directed by Vinko Brešan
Croatia, 2003
Drama, War
  • Croatian
  • English

Synopsis

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.

Our take

Set amidst the Croatian War of Independence, a thick atmosphere of dread hangs over this picture concerned with a war fuelled by ethnic hatred and a tragic murder that took place at its center. Witnesses bravely faces a dark moment in Croatian history wherein corruption was left unchallenged.

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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

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