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.



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