Circles (2013)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - Croatia, France, Germany, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia  |  
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One fateful act of violence creates a series of tragic ripples in this three-part drama from acclaimed filmmaker Srdan Golubovic (The Trap). The story begins as a Serbian soldier named Marco arrives in his Bosnian hometown on leave from the war. What should have been a happy homecoming turns quickly tragic, however, when Marco attempts to defend a humble Muslim shopkeeper named Haris from three menacing soldiers, and pays the ultimate price for being a hero. A little more than a decade later the war has ended. Marco's father is restoring a run-down church when he is approached by Bogdan, who is desperate to find work. When Marco realizes that Bogdan's father was one of Marco's killers, he faces a difficult dilemma. Concurrently, prominent surgeon Nabobs is presented with a patient in Belgrade who turns out to be one of Marco's killers. An old friend of Marco's, Nabobs wrestles with his conscience after initially refusing to perform a life-saving operation on the man. Later, in Germany, Marco's widow tracks down Haris in Germany, and pleads with him to provide her sanctuary in her most desperate hour.

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Bosnia, church, father, friend, Muslim, shopkeeper, soldier, surgeon, violence