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by Andrea Staka


1993: after the Siege of Dubrovnik. 14-year-old Linda has moved back to Croatia from Switzerland with her father. Her new best friend Eta takes her up to the forbidden forest above the city. The two girls become entangled in an obsessive, sexually charged game of swapping identities that leads to a fatal fall. The following morning Linda comes back alone; slowly she begins to take Eta’s place in her family. Ivo, Eta's boyfriend, is drawn in as well. In troubled times dominated by women and the losses they have suffered in the war, Linda threatens to lose her footing, becoming entrapped in another world on the edge, a world in which Eta keeps coming back to confront her with herself.

international title: Cure - The Life of Another
original title: Cure - The Life of Another
country: Switzerland, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Andrea Staka
film run: 83'
screenplay: Andrea Staka, Marie Kreutzer, Thomas Imbach
cast: Mirjana Karanović, Marija Škaričić, Leon Lučev, Franjo Dijak, Lucija Radulovic, Maja Zeco
cinematography by: Martin Gschlacht
film editing: Tom La Belle
art director: Su Erdt
costumes designer: Linda Harper
music: Milica Paranosic
producer: Damir Ibrahimovich, Thomas Imbach, Leon Lučev
co-producer: Jasmila Žbanić
production: Okofilm Productions GmbH, Ziva Produkcija, Deblokada Produkcija, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
distributor: Pathé Films AG, Blitz Films & Video Distribution


main awards/selection

Festival del film Locarno 2014 International competition
Sarajevo Film Festival 2014 

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