The Forgiveness of Blood (2011)

The Forgiveness of Blood was released on DVD on October 16, 2012
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Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival, the powerful and richly textured second feature from Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace) focuses on an Albanian family caught up in a blood feud. Nik (Tristan Halilaj) is a carefree teenager in a small town with a crush on the school beauty and ambitions to start his own internet café. His world is suddenly up-ended when his father and uncle become entangled in a land dispute that leaves a fellow villager murdered. According to a centuries-old code of law, this entitles the dead man’s family to take the life of a male from Nik’s family as retribution. His uncle in jail and his father in hiding, Nik is the prime target and confined to the home while his younger sister Rudina (Sindi Laçej) is forced to leave school and take over their father’s business. Working with non-professional Albanian actors and a local co-writer, Marston boldly contrasts antiquated traditions with the lives of the young people whose future is put at risk by them.

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US DVD Release Date October 16, 2012
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Complete Movie Details

Run time 109 Minutes
Theater Release Date February 24, 2012
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date October 16, 2012
Actors Refet Abazi, Sindi Lacej, Ilire Vinca Celaj, Tristan Halilaj
Directed by Joshua Marston
Studio IFC Films
MPAA Not-Rated (Not Rated)
Gross $119,683
Genre(s) Drama
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