Remake is a 2003 Bosnian film from directed by Dino Mustafić. The film depicts tragic stories of father and son interwoven with refinement. With restrained acting, the flowing transitions between the flashbacks and the clever cutting make “Remake” a penetrating film experience.
With an interval of fifty years in between, the film brings the experience of the start of a war in Sarajevo. “Remake” tells three tragic stories in one. The first is about the young Bosniak Tarik, who is working in Paris in 1993 on a film script about the life of his father Ahmed. The second story is about Ahmed, who experienced the outbreak of the Second World War in Sarajevo. And finally there is the story of Tarik during the siege of Sarajevo in 1992, where he was violently separated from his aged father. Remake is however more than a war film. It is also a coming-of-age drama, with scenes in which Ahmed and Tarik (with an intervening period of fifty years) go out with their friends, have fun, fall in love.