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Does It Hurt? (2007)

Boli li? Prvata balkanska dogma (original title)
DOGMA 95 exists for over 10 years now. But it has been living in the Balkans forever. A desperate Macedonian filmmaker swears it's time to kill DOGMA . But how far will she go to make it come true?


Aneta Lesnikovska


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Credited cast:
Irena Ristic
Igor Dzambazov Igor Dzambazov
Dejan Lilic Dejan Lilic ... Dejan
Visar Vishka Visar Vishka ... Visar
Bosko Bozadzievski Bosko Bozadzievski
Daniela Stojanovska Daniela Stojanovska
Miliana Dodevska Miliana Dodevska
Silvija Stojanovska Silvija Stojanovska
Kire Gorevski Kire Gorevski
Amernis Noksiki Amernis Noksiki
Vanesa King Vanesa King
Toni Mihajlovski
Jordanco Cevrevski Jordanco Cevrevski ... (as Danco Cevrevski)
Nikola Ristanovski
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miliana Lenak Miliana Lenak ... Miliana
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Dogma is dead!




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great experiment
17 January 2008 | by j-mariekeSee all my reviews

Doe sit hurt? explores boundaries and approach to film-making and friendship. Fresh,no budget, clever film-making. it sets the guidelines of a scenario in a framework, using the willing friends to build up the storyline. Holds up a mirror to all of them, including the filmmaker (played by an actress). the question asked is how far is one willing to go to get what they want? and once they got it was it worth it? It's a simple, yet layered story, with great actors who are mixed among "ordinary" people (in this case friends of the filmmaker). The friends don't know there is a scenario that has been followed as they are filmed. Meaning they are often placed in scripted situation they do not know about. A must see for anybody who is open to exploration.

Looking forward to see the next project of the author.

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Release Date:

27 January 2007 (Netherlands) See more »

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Boli li? See more »

Filming Locations:

Skopje, Macedonia

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