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AGNUS DEI



Albania, 2012, 35mm - Color - 111'

DIRECTED BY:
Agim Sopi

CAST:
Astrit Alihajdaraj, Dafina Berisha, Zaklina Ostir

SCREENPLAY:
Agim Sopi

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Menduh Nushi

EDITING:
Agron Vula

MUSIC:
Mendi Mengjiqi

SOUND:
Igor Popovski

PRODUCER:
Agim Sopi, Milazim Salihu

PRODUCTION:
AS Film Production

WORLD SALES:
ITN Distribution - Beverlly Hills - USA

STORY DESCRIPTION:

Based on true story ‘Agnus Dei’ is a kind of Oedipus of our days. A young man Peter, who is around thirties, lives a desperate life with his mother Maria and her husband Stojan in one village of Serbia. Peter is born in Kosova from a forbidden love between his mother Maria and the young Albanian man, but for this he is not aware Is the period of time when the relations between Serbs and Albanians are inimical, exactly is the time of the beginning of war. Peter is forced by his mother and the others to go to the war. He intends to escape the war and goes to the West. He is mobilized forcefully in one paramilitary unit in Kosova’s war. In one action prepared as a revenge, he kills his father Dini whom he never had the chance to meet. Being not able to bear the arbitrary crimes, Peter, deserts from the army. He takes Dini’s daughter Maria and together they escape to the mountains. During their dangerous trip they are followed from both sides of enemies, Serbs and Albanians. Peter and Maria fell in love. They reach to come back in Peter’s home in Serbia. As soon as they returnee home, Peter realizes that he had killed his biologic father and he had fall in love with his sister. Not being able to stand this spiritual condition he commits a suicide.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

AGIM SOPI, film-maker He is born on 23.07.1956, in Prishtina / Kosovo. He attended the University of Zagreb (Croatia). He has graduated on the Academy of Arts, the branch of directing the film. Since 1981, he is taking part with professional works in film and theatre.F i l m o g r a p h yThe documentary films: The waiting (1980), The midnight guards (1981), While searching for our deadly dearest (1982), Beyond the death (1999).The feature films: The man of earth (1984), Anathema (2006) Agnus Dei (2012)The Tv-films: The Pelerine (1982), according to the novel of D. Buzzati, The peach-flower of love (1988), The Tower (1990). The autumn of roses (2000).He has written these scenario for feature films: The Pelerine (according to the same name of the novel of D. Buzzati), The Blind-man ( the adoption of the novel of D. H. Lawrence), The man of earth, The tower, Terra Nichil, Baby Lee, Anathema, Agnus Dei, The beautiful face of the world which cry, Rachela.

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