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Halima's Path (2012)

Halimin put (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 25 October 2012 (Croatia)
In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him.

Director:

Arsen A. Ostojic

Writer:

Fedja Isovic
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alma Prica Alma Prica ... Halima
Olga Pakalovic Olga Pakalovic ... Safija
Mijo Jurisic Mijo Jurisic ... Slavomir
Izudin Bajrovic Izudin Bajrovic ... Salko
Miraj Grbic ... Mustafa
Mustafa Nadarevic ... Avdo
Emina Muftic Emina Muftic ... Nevzeta
Daria Lorenci Daria Lorenci ... Rapka (as Daria Lorenci Flatz)
Aldin Tucic Aldin Tucic ... Aron
Dejan Acimovic Dejan Acimovic ... Jovan
Sebastian Cavazza ... Planinsek
Miodrag Krivokapic Miodrag Krivokapic ... Rastko
Gordana Gadzic Gordana Gadzic ... Zora
Lena Politeo Lena Politeo ... Nana
Muhamed Bahonjic Muhamed Bahonjic ... Kondukter
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After the end of the war in Bosnia, Halima, a good-natured peasant woman from a remote Muslim village in Western Bosnia, searches for the remains of her husband and her teenage son, who were taken by Serbian paramilitary forces and executed. Using DNA analysis, the UN Committee for Missing Persons manages to identify the remains of her husband in one of the mass graves, but the Committee still can't identify the remains of her son, since Halima refuses to give a blood sample for DNA testing. There is something that the Committee doesn't know, something that Halima is hiding from others: her beloved son wasn't actually her biological son. The story takes us back two decades ago, during the period of Yugoslavia, where we learn how Halima and her husband became adoptive parents, after fruitless efforts to have a child on their own. Along with that story, we follow Halima's path nowadays while she is searching for the biological mother of her son, the only person who can give a blood ... Written by anonymous

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Language:

Bosnian | Croatian

Release Date:

25 October 2012 (Croatia) See more »

Also Known As:

Calea Halimei See more »

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An Engaging and Moving Story!
23 April 2013 | by KingofWayne66See all my reviews

Bosnia is hardly known for its film industry, overshadowed by the last two decades of war. As a lover of foreign films, I must admit that I don't suppose I've even heard the language spoken before in a film, or was aware of movies being made in Bosnia and Yugoslavia. This one really won me over with its cinema verite style, shot on actual 16mm film. It's really refreshing when you see how someone can tell such a compelling story that's so simplistic - the story of a mother in search of her family. There's an air of authenticity in everything here - from the real locations, to the actors who lived through this very divisive conflict in their history. It's truly amazing - almost feels like a realist novel unfolding on screen, as you quickly forget that you're watching a movie.


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