19 August 2019 | sarajevo-2
Excellent portrayal of teen facing stresses of Sarajevo
An intense dramatization of an adopted son with strong principles who explodes more and more drastically while facing the challenges of betrayal, bullying, and his own insecurity. The background is Sarajevo 20 years after the war, where the stresses of a fragile society that has never found any kind of real peace intermingle with the normal tensions of being a modern-day teen faced with typical modern-day problems. The son, Arman, feels everything intensely, violently, and keeps almost blowing it completely as he interacts with his parents, grandparents, teachers, brother, mates, girlfiend, and bullies. But he has a tender side too. The acting is all superb, Sarajevo is almost a character in the film, and I was drawn into the movie, feeling like a family member hoping against hope that he wouldn't finally go too far.