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|Directed by||Dino Mustafić|
|Written by||Zlatko Topčić|
|Release date(s)||23 January 2003 (Netherlands)|
|Running time||102 minutes|
Remake is a 2003 Bosnian movie that was made in Turkish-French co-production of Bosnian director Dino Mustafić. The film stars Ermin Bravo, Aleksandar Seksan, and Ermin Sijamija, and was written by Zlatko Topčić and inspired by a true story.
Remake follows father Ahmed and son Tarik Karaga during World War II and the Siege of Sarajevo. The film premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam on 23 January 2003, and was released to cinemas throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina on 22 February 2003.
Cast and characters
- Ermin Bravo as Tarik Karaga, the main character
- Aleksandar Seksan as Miro Jovanović, Tarik's best friend
- Miralem Zupčević as Ahmed Karaga, Tarik's father
- Ermin Sijamija portrays the younger version of Ahmed
- Dejan Acimović as Duke Mišo, one of the commanders of the local Serbian forces and Tarik's neighbor
- Lucija Šerbedžija as Eva Bebek, Ahmed girlfriend from his youth
- Slaven Knezović as Marko Kalaba, Ahmed's friend
- Helena Minić as Alma Dizdarević, Tarik's girlfriend
- Jasna Diklić as Desa Jovanović, Miro's mother
- Zijah Sokolović as Mirsad Alihodžić, BH Refugee in France
- Evelyne Bouix as Katrin Leconte, wife of producer
- François Berléand as Francois - Charles Leconte, Producer
- Haris Begović as Adis Dizdarević, Alma's younger brother
- Izudin Bajrović as Jovo, Serbian soldier
- Emir Hadžihafizbegović as Željko, Serbian guard
- Admir Glamočak as an interrogator, investigator Ustaša
- Mario Drmać as Remzo, a singer from the camp
- Miraj Grbić as Mitar, a guard
- 2003 The Munich Film Festival - Special Prize
- 2004 The Wine Country Film Festival - Award for Peace and Cultural understanding
- 2003 The International Istanbul Film Festival - Best Film
- 2003 The Paris Film Festival - Best Film[clarification needed]
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Remake was quite commercially successful, and in 2003 it was the most-watched motion picture in their home country. On IMDb, it is assessed grade 7.6 / 10, garnering general praise for the film's emotional engagement through some of its shocking and touching scenes. The film has experienced success abroad. It was screened at festivals in the Netherlands, Poland, Croatia, France, Turkey, Germany, the Czech Republic and in Hungary experienced the TV premiere.
Remake is the first film directed by Dino Mustafić, which sets forward the thesis that history repeats itself, through the movie's many symbols and allegories. Mustafić in an interview said: "We need a cathartic films that talk about our recent past. They are just as important as a testimony to the evil and stupidity of war does not happen again." The film was not only the debut of Dino Mustafić, but for the writer Zlatko Topčić as the lead actors Ermin Bravo, Ermin Sijamija, Mario Drmać and the young Croatian actress Helena Minić. It is essential to the emergence of world-renowned French actors Francois Berleand and Evelyne Bouix.