As war rages in Bosnia, ethnic violence is rampant between the Macedonians and the Albanians. A young priest who has taken a vow silence tries to protect a young Albanian girl who is accused of murdering a Macedonian shepheard. A Pulitzer winning Macedonian photographer in London is wracked with guilt over causing a death. His lover meanwhile seeks permenance in her life that he cannot provide. These meandering storylines are presented in bisecting non-linear time in Milcho Manchevski film that shows the age old vicious circle of violence.
Rating: * * *