As If I Am Not There

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As If I Am Not There
Irish film poster
Directed byJuanita Wilson
Written byEliseo Altunaga
StarringStellan Skarsgård
Nataša Petrović
CinematographyTim Fleming
Release date
  • 26 July 2010 (2010-07-26) (Bosnia)
  • 4 March 2011 (2011-03-04) (Ireland)
Running time
109 minutes

As If I Am Not There (Serbian: Као да ме нема, Kao da me nema) is a 2010 Irish drama film directed by Juanita Wilson. The film is set in the Balkans and is shot in the Serbo-Croatian language.[1] The film was selected as the Irish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards,[1][2][3] but it did not make the final shortlist.[4]

The film is based on Slavenka Drakulić's 1999 novel of the same name that deals with war rape in the Bosnian War.[5]



The film received positive reviews. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 92% based on 12 reviews.[6]

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  1. ^ a b Kemp, Stuart (21 September 2011). "Irish Film & TV Academy Picks Juanita Wilson's 'As If I Am Not There' For Oscar Race". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  2. ^ "New Zealand submits Samoan film to Oscars". BBC News. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  3. ^ "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  4. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar". Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  5. ^ "As If I Am Not There". 13 September 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  6. ^ "As If I Am Not There". 26 July 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2016.

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