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Kako ubiv svetec, (How I Killed a Saint)

Kako ubiv svetec, (How I Killed a Saint) (2006)

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Average Rating: 6.2/10
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A brother and sister caught on separate sides of the Macedonian conflict in the former Yugoslav republic struggle to make sense of a land teetering on the brink of civil war in director Teona Strugar Mitevska's intimate war drama. Viola (Labina Mitevska) has just returned to her hometown of Skopje after finishing college in the United States. Soon after realizing that her younger brother Kokan (Milan Tocinovski-Sako) has become deeply involved with a group of ultra-nationalistic political thugs,

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The film is light on story, but the gritty, no-nonsense filmmaking keeps things moving, and Mitevska's tale has an undeniably touching cumulative effect.

May 18, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
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Though weak in the drama department, the story of a brother and sister who love each other but have different political ideas and personal agendas effectively captures the tension of the time.

May 5, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
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How I Killed a Saint boasts dynamic performances by the two leads, as well as tight directing (a lot happens in just 82 minutes) and eye-pleasing cinematography.

May 4, 2006
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Filmed in a covert, voyeuristic style, How I Killed a Saint successfully conveys the pervasive anxiety of a country teetering on the brink of civil war.

May 3, 2006
New York Times
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Kokan's resentment runs deep -- too deep, unfortunately, for an 82-minute feature to spell out with any clarity.

May 2, 2006 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Mitevska telescopes centuries of conflict between nations into an intimate story of siblings whose hopes for the future are being slowly poisoned by the sins of the past.

May 5, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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