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Twice Born

R| 2 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo to see where his father died in the war.

Cast: Penélope Cruz , Emile Hirsch , Mira Furlan , Jane Birkin , Saadet Aksoy , Sergio Castellitto , Branko Djuric , Isabelle Adriani

Director: Sergio Castellitto

Genres: Drama

Twice Born (2012)

Release Date: December 6th, 2013|2 hr. 7 min.

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  • The tragic Balkan conflict of the 1990s is due for a sweeping, important and engaging cinematic remembrance. Twice Born wants to be that movie — a Bosnian “Doctor Zhivago” — but falls short. show more

  • Dripping with floridly phony dialogue that no actor should be forced to speak, this paternity mystery uses the Bosnian conflict as the manipulative backdrop to a preposterously overwrought and overlong melodrama. show more

  • Teeming with familiar war-film clichés and at times almost unbearably melodramatic, Twice Born is nevertheless worth the effort, thanks in large part to a magnificent performance from Penelope Cruz and some fine work from the international supporting cast. show more

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