Year: 2010
UK: Element Pictures Distribution
Cast: Stellan Skarsgard, Miraj Grbic, Natasa Petrovic, Jasna Diklic, Fedja Stukan, Sanja Buric, Zvezda Angelovska, Katina Ivanova, Nikolina Kujaca, Nino Levi, Jana Stojanovska, Jana Mircevska
Director: Juanita Wilson
Country: Ireland
Language: Serbian (English subtitles)
UK: 110 mins
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong sexual violence
UK Release Date: 1 July 2011 (Limited Release)


As If I Am Not There is a modern war story that explores love, identity and the connections between us. The drama xentres on a young woman from Sarajevo whose life is torn apart when a young soldier enters her apartment and orders her to pack her things.

Rounded up with the other women from the village they are imprisoned in a warehouse in a remote region of Bosnia. The day she is picked out to ‘entertain’ the soldiers, the real nightmare begins.

Stripped of everything she ever had and constantly facing death, she struggles against all the hatred she sees around her. In a final act of courage or madness, she dares to be herself, which ultimately saves her life.