Many films have brought home the tragedy of war by focusing
on the plight of those fighting on the front lines.
Young Milan and his family have managed to avoid the
holocaust consuming those trapped in Yugoslavia, but they are
concerned for the safety of Milan's grandmother, who still
dwells in the war-torn country. Eldest son Sasha is dispatched to
Serbia by train to bring his grandmother back to Vienna, but he
is taken off the train and conscripted by Serb soldiers, leaving
his family without word of his fate for more than a year. This is
a brilliant directorial debut, underplaying the political
ramifications of the horrific conflict. concentrating instead on
the toll it takes on those who think that physical distance from
a war will protect them from the horrors of battle.
GEOR GICA is Goran Rebic's feature film debut.
BKA, Mag. Cervenka