Before the Rain (Pred dozhdot)
Before the Rain (Pred dozhdot) (1994)

Milcho Manchevski's first feature film is a three-part story of the violence and political chaos tearing apart the newly independent nation of Macedonia (former Yugoslavia). In part one, Kiril (Grégoire Colin), an Orthodox monk,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 24, 2008
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

What it loses in novelty and subtlety it makes up for in its earnest depiction of love and individual human decency in the face of societal cruelty.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Unfortunately not the masterpiece I hoped for, but still a thought-provoking trio of intertwined stories set in the war-torn Balkans.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Creates a scenario that it's inevitable the heavy rains will fall over the bloody land ... .

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Makes it clear that the long arm of tribal violence is stark and scary.

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Emanuel Levy

Dealing with the Balkan wars, this ambitious and compassionate art film interweaves three stories (one set in London) that contrast the calm beauty of the Macedonian landscape with the harowing violence that erups within its borders.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Michael S
*On my "best of the 1990s" list.
Bill Cavros
A well crafted tale with BBC level production value. The end effect is to show how pervasive persistent and wide stretching the conflict between Christians and… More
Sheldon Chau
A very deep film that emphasized the inescapability of violence; I thought this film was wonderfully shot including a great storytelling arc and brilliant… More
Ivan Descartin
As serious and sensitive the issues touched by this film be, it contains beautiful, almost optimistic cinematography to perfectly contrast its brutal themes… More
John Ballantine
If you can find it, get it for sure!
Daisy Maduro
Before the Rain brought the war miseries in the former Yugoslavia perfectly.The beauty of this movie was not only in the look of war, but it was a perfect… More