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Children of Sarajevo

Children of Sarajevo

Aida Begić

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey | 2012 | Genre: Drama | second feature film | running time: 90’

"A passionately stark story of the strenght of family, driven by an intense sense of honour and compassion."  
Mark Adams - Screen Daily

festivals & awards

Un Certain Regard, Cannes International Film Festival 2012 / Special Distinction of the Jury

synopsis

Rahima (23) and Nedim (14) are orphans of the Bosnian war. They live in Sarajevo, a transitional society that has lost its moral compass, including in the way it treats children of the people who were killed fighting for the freedom of their city. After crime-prone adolescent years, Rahima has found comfort in Islam and she hopes her brother will follow in her footsteps. Their life of bare survival becomes even more difficult after Nedim gets into a fistfight with the son of a local strongman and breaks his expensive mobile phone. This incident triggers a chain of events leading Rahima to the discovery that her brother leads a double life.

info

Djeca / Children of Sarajevo
original title

Djeca

genre

Drama

country

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey

running time

90’

produced by

Film House Sarajevo - Bosnia and Herzegovina

in co-production with

Rohfilm - Germany
Les Films de l’Après-Midi - France
Kaplan Film - Turkey

directed by

Aida Begić

sales

Pyramide International

Siblings Rahima and Nedim are Bosnian war orphans, struggling to survive in this transitional society.
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2010

TFL Awards

Production Award
€ 100.000

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Semih Kaplanoglu

Production

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Daniel Burlac

Consulting

danburlac@gmail.com

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François d'Artemare

Production

contact@films-am.com

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Aida Begić

Scriptwriter, Film Director