The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins. At the place where once stood a Nazi concentration camp for Jews during ...
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The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins. At the place where once stood a Nazi concentration camp for Jews during World War II, a metal box filled with documents is found. It was buried by an inmate Isaac Weiss in the year 1941. The professor finds out that his real parents, the Weiss's, gave him away to their friends, the Brankovs, just before they were taken into the camp. Inside the box there is an unfinished musical score, called "When day breaks", composed by the inmate Isaac Weiss. Searching for the truth about himself and his origins, Misha discovers the little-known truth about Judenlager Semlin camp, one of the worst Nazi execution sites in the heart of contemporary Belgrade. At the same time, the professor's obsession is to complete the composition, started by his father, and to perform it on the site of the former camp... which he, after many vicissitudes, finally succeeds.Written by
Filmski Centar Srbije
few films are as old songs. this is one of themes. for the grace of performances. and for the touching meet with a lost word who, for us, people from East/Central Europe, is familiar in a strange way, for the stories of aunts/uncles, grandparents. this film does the old stories alive. not surprising. but useful. film about the second chance, it is the delicate exploration of an universe at its last days. with nostalgia, memories, believes, rules, laws. with its flavors. and, sure, with its unique pain. like an aura. it is difficult to say why this film is real special. it is easy to describe it as short history of a part of Europe. reflected in an ordinary life. so, a great film in profound sense.
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