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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

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Damaged Goods (Kalo)

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Nermin Hamzagić / Short Narrative / Bosnia and Herzegovina / 2015 / 20 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Bosnian / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Romance, Youth
Gulf Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

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Synopsis

Tarik is just a regular guy, though he’s a bit lonely – he lives on his own and works in a local supermarket, where he cheerfully banters with his colleagues and argues with his boss. At night, he repeats nonsense phrases in a frustrating attempt to overcome a stutter. When he develops a shy crush on a woman who works nearby, Tarik employs a curiously romantic method to communicate with her anonymously – but in a society that considers showing emotion to be a sign of weakness, being discovered could isolate him even more.

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About the Directors

Nermin Hamzagić was born in 1986 and graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo, where he works as an assistant professor. His documentary 'Dreamers' (2010) was selected for the Sarajevo Film Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival, and was nominated for the Silver Eye Award at the East Silver Market in Prague. In 2009, his short film 'Lift' won an award at the Europe Is Here International Film Festival in Plovdiv. He has also directed two documentary films for Al Jazeera, ‘Dream Job’ (2013) and ‘Canceled’ (2014).

Credits

Director
Nermin Hamzagić
Screenwriter
Asja Krsmanović
Producer
Amra Baksić Čamo, Adis Đapo
Editor
Redzinald Simek
Cinematographer
Erol Zubcević
Production Company
SCCA/pro.ba
Sound
Igor Čamo
Mixing
Igor Čamo
Cast
Edin Avdagić, Ali Adnan Grahić, Midhad Hasečić, Aleksandar Seksan, Jasna Diklić

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