Men Don't Cry


The armed conflicts of the 1990s not only visibly destroyed the land of the former Yugoslavia, but also left the deepest wounds in the memory of each of its belligerent nations. There are as many different interpretations of that bleak past as there are countries affected. It is therefore hard to expect absolute harmony when, less than two decades since the war ended, a diverse group of veterans gathers at a remote mountain hotel for a therapy session over several days. On the contrary, such a dangerously volatile situation can suddenly ignite by just one thoughtless word, or a seemingly dirty look. That’s because the former soldiers, obstinately holding on to their fundamental masculinity and their prejudices, refuse to expose the inhumanity of the atrocities perpetrated – be it by them or by someone else.

Title Men Don't Cry
Original Title Muškarci ne plaču
Directed by Alen Drljević
Starring Boris Isaković, Leon Lučev, Emir Hadžihafizbegović
Genre Drama, War, History, Male Identity
Running time 100
Language Bosnian
Nationality Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany
Scriptwriter Alen Drljevic, Zoran Solomun
Cinematographer Erol Zubcevic
Produced by Deblokada
Local Release 2017
Film Status Completed


  • World Premiere – Competition - Karlovy Vary 2017 (Winner Grand Jury Prize and Label Europa Cinemas)
  • International Competition - Göteborg IFF (Best International Film)

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