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Perfect Circle

Perfect Circle

A Feature film by Ademir Kenovic

Produced by Parnasse Production/Parnasse International

Release in France : 10/09/1997


    Adis and Kerim, two boys aged seven and nine, have found refuge by chance with the poet Hamza. They have lost their whole family except for an aunt, Aïcha, a refugee in Germany. Hamza cannot abandon the children and must therefore help them find their aunt. Day after day, the poet and the children learn to overcome the hardships of life in a ruined city. Hamza manages to get news from aunt Aïcha and prepares the children's departure. But Adis et Kerim are against the idea. Hamza, convinced that he must get the children out of the country, takes them to the border and is left alone with the anxiety of not knowing if his "new family" has arrived safely...

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Parnasse Production/Parnasse International

    Foreign production companies :

    Dokument Sarajevo, Argus Film Produktie

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Les Films du Losange

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    "We were originally due to start shooting in 1992. However, a few weeks before the start date, the bombing began in Sarajevo. It was war. We had to hide to stay alive. After a few months, we started filming everything that was going on around us. Something unique was happening in Sarajevo and the film had to show this, the atmosphere, the state of mind, the exceptional events were all things that we felt we had to record or describe as we were experiencing the harsh reality. Sidran and I spent four months shut up in a room at the Holiday Inn, the only hotel that was still open. But it was nothing like a normal Holiday Inn, it looked more like a piece of Swiss cheese with holes every-where. Today, when I see footage of Sarajevo, I tell myself that we were crazy to stay. It was unreal. We were writing as grenades went off around us and pinned our notes to partly demolished walls. It was like writing about a volcanic eruption from the bottom of its crater." (Ademir Kenovic)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Sylvain Bursztejn

    Director of Photography :

    Milenko Uherka

    Editor :

    Christel Tanovic

    Music Composers :

    Esad Arnautalic, Ranko Rithman

    Screenwriters :

    Ademir Kenovic, Abdulah Sidran

    Sound Recordist :

    David Baksht

    Production Designer :

    Kemal Hrustanovic

    Costume designer :

    Sanja Dzeba

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Production language :

    Bosnian, French

    Coproducer countries :

    Bosnia-Herzegovina, The Netherlands, France

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    Majority French (Bosnia-Herzegovina, The Netherlands, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 48 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (3)

    Acapulco French Film Festival - 1997

    Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 1997)


    French Feature Films

    Montreal World Film Festival - 1997

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1997)


    Cinema of Tomorrow

    Directors' Fortnight - 1997

    Directors' Fortnight (France, 1997)


    Official Selection