Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo

Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo

John Zaritsky
| 1 h 22 min
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It is the spring of 1993. Amidst a brutal Balkan war pitting Christian against Muslim, a young couple lie dead in each other's arms on a bridge in Sarajevo, Bosnia, shot by sniper fire while trying to escape in the beleaguered city. She is Admira Ismic, a 25-year-old Muslim and he is a 24-year-old Serb named Bosko Brckic. The international media dubs them "Romeo and Juliet," depicting them in death as a 20th-century version of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo is their story, full of surprising twists and turns as it explores the history of this tormented region through the lives of an ordinary couple caught up in a deadly struggle. As the military conflict escalates, Bosko and Admira's families come to each other's aid in their hour of need, as do old friends, proving that loyalty is more resilient than the divisions imposed by religion or politics. Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo illuminates not only the great tragedy of war but also the ultimate and enduring power of love.

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Credits
  • director
    John Zaritsky
  • script
    John Zaritsky
  • producer
    Virginia Storring
    Dennis Murphy
    Mark Starowicz
    Michael Sullivan
  • executive producer
    David Fanning
  • associate producer
    Zoran Stevanovic
  • photography
    Michael Savoie
  • sound
    Faud Mulphasanovic
    Branko Djordjevic
  • editing
    Richard Wells
  • sound editing
    Eric Goddard
    Richard Wells
    Eric Apps
    Jeffrey White
  • re-recording
    Jeffrey White
  • narrator
    Will Lyman
  • music
    Mason Daring

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