Kreise

Deutschland Kroatien Frankreich Slowenien 2010-2013 Spielfilm

Summary

Circles

A scene from the war: Because his brand of cigarettes is sold out, Serbian army officer Todor hurls abuse at Muslim kiosk owner Haris. The situation escalates when soldier Marko intervenes and manages to save Haris, but is then beaten to death by his own comrades.

Twelve years later – the war is now over – the incident casts a long shadow over the lives of all of those involved. We reencounter them in Belgrade, where Todor, badly injured in an accident, ends up on the operating table of doctor Nebojša, a friend of Marko; in Halle, where Haris now lives and works; and in Trebinje, where Marko’s father is rebuilding a church. Marko’s father wonders if his son died in vain or whether his death might create the sort of rippling circles that form when a stone is cast into water.

In the end, this tightly woven story based on real events becomes itself a circle, finally returning to its own beginning. The camera records the same scene from a different perspective and thus provides clarity. Yet the questions of guilt and forgiveness, of responsibility, heroism, and justice that the film raises in the process cannot be resolved with anything like the same ease.

Source: 63. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Shoot

    • Halle, Belgrad, Trebinje (Bosnien)
Duration:
112 min
Format:
DCP, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.03.2014, 144171, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Erstaufführung (DE): 11.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 17.04.2014

Titles

  • Weiterer Titel (DE) Kreise
  • Originaltitel (DE) Circles
  • Weiterer Titel Krugovi

Versions

Original

Duration:
112 min
Format:
DCP, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.03.2014, 144171, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Erstaufführung (DE): 11.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 17.04.2014

Awards

Pula Film Festival 2013
  • Bester Darsteller
  • Bester Film
Berlinale 2013
  • Preise der Ökumenischen Jury
Freistadt, Austria Filmfestival 2013
  • Bester Film
Vrnjacka Banja Scricptwritters Festival 2013
  • Bestes Drehbuch
Sofest Film Festival 2013
  • Bester Schnitt
  • Bestes Szenenbild
  • Publikumspreis
  • Bester Film
  • Beste Kamera
Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2013
  • Bester Film
Jerevan IFF 2013
  • Goldene Aprikose, Bester FIlm
Festroia – International Film Festival Setubal 2013
  • Beste Kamera
  • Beste Regie
Sofia IFF 2013
  • Publikumspreis
Sarajevo IFF 2013
  • Publikumspreis
Sundance Film Festival 2013
  • Special Jury Award
13ème Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles 2013
  • Großer Preis der Jury
Bari International Film Festival 2013
  • Beste Regie