Men Don't Cry


The Main 1 Mon, Apr 16, 2018 9:45 PM
The Main 1 Sat, Apr 21, 2018 2:15 PM
The Main 1 Thu, Apr 26, 2018 9:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Muškarci ne placu
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Spotlight: Chasms and Bridges
Spotlight Competition Award
Tags:Oscar Submission
Culture & Society
Human Rights
Social Justice
Voice Category:Drama-rama!
Release Year:2017
Runtime:100 min
Festivals & Awards:Special Jury Award
Europa Cinema Award- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Best Film - Zagreb Film Festival
Country/Region:Bosnia & Herzegovina
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Picture Tree International GmbH
Director:Alen Drljevic
Producer:Jasmila Žbanic
Damir Ibrahimovich
Cinematographer:Erol Zubcevic
Screenwriter:Alen Drljevic
Zoran Solomun
Editor:Vladimir Gojun
Composer:Dado Jehan
Principal Cast:Boris Isakovic
Leon Lucev
Emir Hadžihafizbegovic
Sebastian Cavazza
Ermin Bravo
Boris Ler
Ivo Gregurevic
Izudin Bajrovic
Filmography:Carnival ('07)


Some 20 years after the armed conflict in former Yugoslavia, a diverse group of veterans gathers at a remote mountain hotel for a multi-day therapy session. The Slovenian psychiatrist wants the participants—Bosnians, Croats and Serbs—to let go of the myth of macho masculinity that has been bred into them, and by extension, their prejudices, so as to expose the inhumanity of the atrocities perpetrated both by themselves and by others. Despite his good intentions, the doctor isn’t prepared for the volatility of the situation, which starts to flame out of control when alcohol is added to the mix.

Some of the region’s finest actors play against type in this compelling drama which illustrates that catharsis is not so simple. All the men learned things about themselves during the war that they would rather not know, and their abiding feeling is a deep, soul-scorching shame.

Director Biography

Alen Drljevic’s latest feature, Men Don’t Cry, has earned the Special Jury Prize at Karlovy Vary IFF. Prior to his career, Drljevic studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarejevo and earned a nomination at the European Film Academy Awards for his undergraduate short-film Paycheck (’05). To date, he has completed four films.


"[A] revealing peek inside the complex fusion of toxic masculinity, ethnic strife and real-life traumas that was caused and heightened by the conflict [rather than as a more traditional narrative]." - Hollywood Reporter


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