Circles
Circles

Circles

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Circles unfolds as a triptych, exploring the moral convolutions and complex story strands that emerge from one fateful moment.

Circles unfolds as a triptych, exploring the moral convolutions and complex story strands that emerge from one fateful moment.

Marco, a Serbian soldier on leave during the war, returns to his Bosnian hometown. When three fellow soldiers accost Haris, a Muslim shopkeeper, Marco intervenes, but it costs him his life. Twelve years later the war is over, but the wounds remain open. Marco’s father is rebuilding a church when Bogdan, the son of one of Marco’s killers, appears looking for work. Meanwhile in Belgrade, Marco's friend Nebojsa, a renowned surgeon, debates whether or not to operate on another of Marco’s killers. And in Germany, Haris—now married with a family—strives to repay his debt when Marco’s widow arrives seeking refuge.

Cultural Significance

This film is inspired by true event. When I heard a story about a Serbian soldier who saved the life of his Muslim neighbor and because of that was beaten to death by his fellow Serbian soldiers, I realized that I must present this story, as a unique one amongst rare positive stories of war in former Yugoslavia.

I asked myself does one human life, sacrificed in this way trigger positive effects on other people? Can this transform us to become better?

During the Ex-Yugoslav wars, I lived in Belgrade and studied Film school, the battlefield was 100 km from me and I was appalled with the horrors that happened on every day basis, but I didn`t have the courage or I couldn't rebel against it.

Making this film is my personal reconciliation with those times.

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