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The Infidel

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Year
2020
Country
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
Runtime
62min
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THE INFIDEL is a feature documentary about a young man, Dino, who spent a part of his youth in a closed radical religious communes of “vahaby” movement in Bosnia and Herzegovina. His father, born as a son of a Bosnian catholic woman and a communist father had a hard time rebuilding his life after the war. Dino’s father meets members of a radical islamist group who presented him their version of religion as a salvation from sufferings. He becomes very radical, decides he has to leave their hometown which is too secular for him and takes his family, Dino, his two juvenile brothers and his mother to Maoča. Dino tries to fit in, spend his time hoarding goats and listening to music in the woods since in the village all music if strictly forbidden. Meanwhile he meets Mevlid, a man planning a terrorist attack on American Embassy in Sarajevo. Not knowing what Mevlid is up to, Dino drives him to Sarajevo and leaves him just before Mevlid started shooting at the Embassy. Dino spends few months in jail, renounces his religion and decides to go back in Bihać, his hometown, cut the ties with radical father and family and build a new life from scratch.

Nowadays he is alone, with a dog keeping him company in his walks and lonely nights. Small town people won’t accept him back calling him a terrorist despite all charges against him were rejected. His family fled to Syria to fight for ISIL leaving Dino behind and calling him the infidel for leaving his family and their beliefs. Dino tells us his disturbing life story while we are following his lonely daily routine. He tries to find a peace for his soul in long walks through the woods, listening to music, drawing and playing fife in his attic. He struggles everyday inside between accepting his family or renouncing them for who they are.

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  • Original Title
    Ćafir
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Nejra Latić Hulusić
  • Cinematography
    Nejra Latić Hulusić
  • Sound
    Vanja Kurtovic
  • Runtime
    62 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Format
    • Colour

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