Children of Sarajevo

Synopsis: Siblings Rahima and Nedim are the Bosnian war orphans. She works as a restaurant chef and earns just enough money to survive.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Aida Begic
  5 wins & 2 nominations.
90 min


Good morning.

How much did you bring?

You sure?

- Wanna' weigh it?


And what's this?

Liver and sheep's head

on the house.

Didn't they have a bigger one!?


What about the rest?

- On Monday.

Where's Rizo?

- Hangover somewhere.

- You need him?

I'll call him.

I'm completely frozen.

Look, I cut myself every time.

Hey, what's up guys!

- Hey!

What's up boss?

Move it!

That looks good on you.

Put it over there.

And hurry up with that coffee,

I'm dying here.

To be or not to be,

that is the question.

Don't know what to tell you.

Who used up all the soap again!?

- Check her out...

Boss, what about

the brains and kidneys?


I'll have some liver.

- Coming right up.

Stop dragging your feet

will you!

- Hey, get the potatoes

and peppers.

Now she wants to stuff

her face with liver!

I wonder what Rizo saw in her.

- Nothing anymore.

What's with that coffee?

- Hold on a sec!

Gaultier, wanna buy

some perfume

for your boyfriend?

How much?

- Hundred-fifty.

Good God!

- Almost a giveaway.

Guys, we're pushing

the liver today!

Man, I'm no magician.

You know no one

wants any.

I know, but it was free.

Here's the coffee.

- Leave it on.

Hey, did you know Tepa

punched Nera last night!?

He did?

- Where?

Out front. - Getouta here!

- Rizo was there too.

Slaps one then the other.

- Serves them right.



Is he OK?

I'm on my way!

Good afternoon.

Your brother broke

Hamza's iPhone and

beat him up on

top of that!

Who is Hamza?

Mr. Mirsad Melic's son!

Who is that?

A government minister.

Don't play stupid!


- He'll get a warning

pending expulsion!

What about Melic's kid?

- Your brother started and

it's not the first time.

As for Hamza, he's a

good and well behaved kid.

Yeah, he must be,

his dad is a minister. Right?

Don't be smart! Buy him a

new phone and apologize to

Mr. Melic because

he's very upset!

Maybe I should kiss

his ass too?

I guess I have no choice but to

notify child protection services,

because I see Nedim is not growing

up in a suitable environment.

He has 20 unexcused absences

and general bad behavior!

If this continues I'll expel

him from school!

That's nothing. You should see

what he did to Hamza.

Nedim didn't tell you that we tried

to reach you several times,

we even sent notifications

to your home address!

So we agree?

You have until Wednesday,

then I make a call.

Come here! - Let go of me!

- Let go of you?!

Why are you doing this, huh?

He started it!

Look at that loser.

You better wipe your nose!


- What "what"?

What are you looking at?

- Oh, so you're a tough girl!?

Look at yourself!

Look at what you look like!

Wash yourself.

You'll go with me and

apologise to Melic!

He can eat my sh*t!

- And how did you get

twenty absences?

None of your business!

- What do you mean

none of my business?!

Check your blood sugar level!

- I'm fine!

Did you check it at all today!?

- I told you I'm fine!

Go home and get

your insulin!

Rizo should get you a mirror.

- Now!

Eat something!

Did you hear me?!

What're you doing in

the ladies' room?

Go, sit down.

I'm fine here.

This is giving me a bad trip.

- What is?

This opera.

Cheeza, I need an iPhone.

Well, well, did we

win the lottery!?

I need it now.

- Two grand!

No way!

- And that's for friends.

Is there any way to

pay in instalments?

We'll see hon, but

I doubt it.

Let's go people,

hungry customers!

Fifteen, sixteen, eighteen,


What's up kid?

I'd need the pay slip...

This is good Cheeza.

What'd you say?

The annual one...

for child protection.

What's that got

to do with me?

Boss, should I leave?

You'll get it tomorrow.

Could you make the amount

a bit bigger for my brother?

How much is your pay?

- Eight-hundred.

Well, what more

do you want?

- Bye, boss!

- Bye, beautiful!

Take good care of this

girl for me.

Rizo, I need to ask you

something else if it's alright?

You don't have to...

- Go on, buy Nedim some chocolate.

Come on, Eid is near

and so is New Years.

If you're late again don't

bother coming anymore!

Sorry boss, I missed the...

Don't come anymore!

Got it?!

What're you looking at?!

Who does he think he's

talking to?! Boss this, boss that!

We'll sort it out.

And put on some make up

for God's sake.

If you're covered it

doesn't mean you're dead.

Good evening. How are you?

- Fine thanks, you?

Good, good. Thanks.

Salaam! Are you cold?

- Don't even mention it;

I'd die without this heater!

What do you need?

- I'll have a kilo of potatoes

and a kilo of oranges.

Did that boy of mine come today?

- Tarik?

Since when is he mine?

Oh, yes. He grabbed a roll

and rushed out.

Wait till I grab him. He didn't

answer my calls all day.

Give me one of those

juices he drinks.

That's what it's like

having a brother.

And I'm always

worrying about Tarik.

That is what they are like!

And two rolls.

Anything else?

Put it on my tab.

It's been like this all day!

Fetka's kid burned his hand today.

Nine and a half.

Salaam Alaikum.

- Wa Alaikum Salaam.

Take one.

- No, it's ok.

But they're nice.

Come visit us again!

Dear God, you're such a klutz!

How are you neighbor?

- Same as yesterday.

Let me give you a hand.

- Lf you'd be so kind.

What's up Nane.

Why you don't come over?

Take it easy.

It's this weather.

What's that I hear about Nedim,

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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