Djeca (Children of Sarajevo)

Aida Begic
Bosnia Herzegovina
France
Germany
Turkey
90 min
2012
Djeca
Synopsis: 

Rahima (23) and Nermin (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 at school with the son of a local strongman. This incident triggers a chain of events leading Rahima to the discovery that her young brother leads a double life…

Screenplay: Aida Begic
Cinematography: Erol Zubcevic
Editing: Miralem Zubcevic
Art direction: Sanda Popovac
Costumes: Sanja Dzeba
Cast: Marija Pikic, Ismir Gagula, Bojan Navojec, Sanela Pepeljak, Vedran Djekic, Mario Knezovic
Producer: Aida Begic, François D'Artemare, Benny Drechsel, Semih Kaplanoglu
Production: Film Hause Sarajevo, Rohfilm GmbH, Les Films de l'Après-midi, Kaplan Film/Istanbul
Backing: Eurimages
Distributor: Pyramide Distribution