Men Don’t Cry
The armed conflicts of the 1990s not only visibly destroyed the land of the former Yugoslavia, but also left the deepest wounds in the memory of each of its belligerent nations. There are as many different interpretations of that bleak past as there are countries affected. It is therefore hard to expect absolute harmony when, less than two decades since the war ended, a diverse group of veterans gathers at a remote mountain hotel for a therapy session over several days. On the contrary, such a dangerously volatile situation can suddenly ignite by just one thoughtless word, or a seemingly dirty look. That’s because the former soldiers, obstinately holding on to their fundamental masculinity and their prejudices, refuse to expose the inhumanity of the atrocities perpetrated – be it by them or by someone else. This brilliantly directed drama about how we must first learn to forgive ourselves before we can forgive others, boasts a cast of top Balkan male actors. In addition to Sebastian Cavazza in the role of the therapist, a diehard pacifist, the film features the excellent Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Leon Lučev, Izudin Bajrović, Boris Isaković, Ermin Bravo, Boris Ler, and Ivo Gregurević.
Boris Isaković, Leon Lučev, Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Sebastian Cavazza, Ermin Bravo, Boris Ler, Ivo Gregurević, Primož Petkovšek, Jasna Đuričić, Izudin Bajrović
Key Make-up artist:
Director of photography:
Alen Drljević, Zoran Solomun
Bojan Mastilović, Rebekka Garrido, Smiljan Tolj, Snežana Penev, Igor Vranjković
Damir Ibrahimović, Jasmila Žbanić