Besa

  • Fiction Film
  • 106’
drama, romantic
  • 2009
  • Serbia, France, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia

In the beginning of World War I, Filip, a Serbian headmaster of a primary school, is drafted. He has trouble leaving Lea, his Slovenian wife, since they have just recently moved to the village. Azem, the school caretaker, swears a besa (an Albanian oath, sworn on life itself), that he will take care of Lea. Coming from completely different cultures and environments, Catholic Lea and Muslim Azem are forced to live together. The relationship between them slowly develops into an unexpected and forbidden love.

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Premiere
02.10.2009, Slovenia
Genres
drama, romantic
Production countries
Serbia, France, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia
Languages
albanian, german, serbian, slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,85:1
Duration and length
106 minutes / 2908 meters
Colour
Colour
Sound
Dolby SRD
Negative format
film 35mm
Screening formats
film 35mm
Budget
Budget estimate
1,352,577 EUR

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