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Before the Rain

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Shot in Macedonia and London, "Before the Rain" is a haunting study of war and its tragic consequences -- especially when the fighting occurs between neighbors. Divided into three sections, the connection between seemingly disparate events and people only becomes clear at the film's end. In "Words," a pure and innocent Macedonian monk breaks his vows in order to hide an Albanian girl accused of murder. "Faces" dramatizes an Englishwoman's struggle to choose between her husband and her lover, a Pulitzer Prize-winning war photographer who is about to return to his native Macedonia. And "Pictures," the final segment, follows the photographer as he tries to comprehend the violence and bloodshed that have so transformed his nation's landscape and turned one-time friends into bitter enemies.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CC1749

  • Credits
    Katrin Cartlidge, Gregoire Colin, Rade Serbedzija, Rade Sherbedgia
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A guarantee: It will haunt you for days..."
    Premiere

    "...Manchevski succeeds on a grand scale with a groundbreaking film of love and war..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...[The film's] separate stories do have collective power..."
    USA Today

    "...Powerful, poetic, harrowing drama....Leav[es] a viewer stricken." -- Rating: A
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Mr. Manchevski tells his story elegantly and leaves his audience with a warning too strong to be ignored..."
    New York Times

    "...A revealing essay on gender and war....A film full of loaded symbolism..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Manchevski is astute in letting the landscape figure so massively in his movie....Rade Serbedzija is a powerful presence..."
    Los Angeles Times

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