• Released
  • May 3, 2006
  • Political Drama
    Drama
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Boasts dynamic performances by the two leads, as well as tight directing (a lot happens in just 82 minutes) and eye-pleasing cinematography (by Alain Marcoen, who also lenses for Belgium's acclaimed Dardenne brothers).
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Mitevska telescopes centuries of conflict between nations into an intimate story of siblings whose hopes for the future are being slowly poisoned by the sins of the past.
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60

Village Voice

By Ben Kenigsberg
Throughout, first-time director Teona Strugar Mitevska (the sibling of the lead actress) demonstrates a keen eye for off-center compositions, a striking visual depiction of a world out of balance.
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60

The New York Times

Successfully conveys the pervasive anxiety of a country on the brink of civil war.
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60

Variety

By Deborah Young
Though weak in the drama department, the story of a brother and sister who love each other but have different political ideas and personal agendas effectively captures the tension of the time.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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