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Brothers by motherhood


Zdravko Sotra

Short description:
Provoked, Veselin murders his school mate on their senior prom. In prison, he receives a letter from his half-brother, political emigrant from Austria. Correspondence starts and his half-brother tells him about the Dalmatian mountain area in late thirties, when he was born from marriage between Serbian mother and Croat father, who joined Ustashas and died in 1941. After the war, their mother marries a Partisan fighter from their village, and Veselin was born, while he is still marked as Ustasha's son. He runs across the border and joins the Ustasha's movement in Austria. Through this contacts, their relationship evolves: from mistrust between two members of two different worlds and systems, to that what binds them together: they are brothers by their motherhood, and guilty, each in his own way.

Beograd film

Jovan Radulovic, Zdravko Sotra

Dusan Karuovic

Radoslav Vladic

Production design:
Borislav Njezic

Country of origin:
Jugoslavija, Srbija

Film editing:
Ljiljana (Lana) Vukobratovic

105 minutes

Widescreen, color



Bogdan Diklic
Boris Cavazza
Branko Cvejic
Dragan Bjelogrlic
Dragomir Cumic
as Krstan
Dusan Bulajic
Dusan Janicijevic
Irfan Mensur
Milivoje (Mica) Tomic
Milorad Mandic
as advokat
Mira Furlan
as Vranka
Olivera Markovic
Petar Bozovic
as Veselinov stric
Radoslav Milenkovic
Slavko Stimac
as Veselin
Slobodan Ninkovic
as Antisa
Sonja Savic
Toni Laurencic
Velimir (Bata) Zivojinovic
Vesna Trivalic
Vojislav Brajovic
as inspektor
Zarko Lausevic
as Braco
Zvonimir Lepetic

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