My Beautiful Country
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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The Kosovo War, 1999. Albanians are fighting Serbs, Serbs are fighting Albanians. Neighbours have become enemies. Friends are killing each other. Danica, a young Serbian, lives with her two sons Danilo and Vlado in a small Serbian-Albanian village on the river Ibar. Her husband was killed in the fighting and she is in mourning. When Ramiz, a critically injured UCK soldier, seeks shelter in her home, she is forced to make a decision: turn him over to the Serbian militia or try to save his life? Danica and Ramiz are practically neighbours, since he lives on the Albanian side of the river near the hospital where she gave birth to her children. Now they are enemies. By helping him she is endangering her life and the lives of her children. They fall in love but their fragile happiness is threatened by her jealous neighbour Jelena. Danica slowly realizes that there is no way she can escape the effects of war.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Zrinka Cvitesic, Misel Maticevic, Andrija Nikcevic, Milos Mesarovic, Danica Ristovski

Credits

Screenplay: Michaela Kezele

Director of Photography: Felix Novo de Oliveira

Film Editor: Andre Bendocchi-Alves

Composer: Martina Eisenreich

Production Designer: Goran Joksimovic Joksa

Costume Design: Ljiljana Petrovic

Sound: Nenad Vukadinovic

Producer: Gabriela Sperl

Co-Producer: Damir Teresek, Piroska Tolnai-Varga

Production Company: Sperl Productions GmbH

Director: Michaela Kezele