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Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic
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Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.
Before the Rain tells the stories of an orthodox Christian monk, a British photo agent, and a native Macedonian war photographer to paint a portrait of simmering ethnic and religious hatred about to reach its boiling point. This gripping triptych of love and violence is also a timeless evocation of the loss of pastoral innocence, and remains one of recent cinema's most powerful laments on the futility of war.Written by
A scene of the young monk Kiril in civilian clothes arriving in front of his uncle Aleksandar's building in London right after Aleksandar has left for the airport was filmed but ultimately cut from the film. See more »
In the restaurant, over 30 shots are fired with a pistol without reloading. See more »
With a shriek, birds flee across the black sky, people are silent, my blood aches from waiting.
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The film begins with a pan over a Macedonian sky covered by dark clouds at dusk. We hear sounds of thunder, when an epigraph from the novel "Dervis i smrt" (The Dervish and Death) by Mesa Selimovic appears on the screen, while a voice is heard reading it: "With a shriek birds flee across the black sky, people are silent, my blood aches from waiting". Afterwards, the titles appear. See more »
Beautiful, hard hitting, but still both simple and realistic. One of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen. I saw it the first time in 1997 I think and I've seen it at least twenty times so far and it grows bigger every time. I love this movie and can't give any bad comments about it. Some amy say there are some
beautiful scenes here and some ugly scenes there, but I love it just like it is and it's hard to change that.
Firs, the the acting is excellent and the main character Rade Serbedzija does a wonderful work as a cynical, down-to-earth photographer, who knows he can't
escape his destiny and identity, Katrin Cartlidge does an equally impressive job, as well as a lot o the Macedonian bad and good guys of the film.
Secondly, the cinematography wonderfully depicts the harsh Macedonian
landscapes and sceneries, as well as the torn souls of the land. The music has the same impact and feels so natural with the cinematography.
Finally, I could never complaint about the directors excellent work. This was his debut if I'm not wrong and that was very promising, but I suppose this was his "Citizen Kane" and it'll probably be impossible to make anything similar.
One rarely sees anything from Macedonia.But this is not only good for
Macedonian cinema, it should have won the Oscar that year.
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