As If I Am Not There

As If I Am Not There

Irish film poster
Directed by Juanita Wilson
Written by Eliseo Altunaga
Starring Stellan Skarsgård
Nataša Petrović
Cinematography Tim Fleming
Release dates
  • 26 July 2010 (2010-07-26) (Bosnia)
  • 4 March 2011 (2011-03-04) (Ireland)
Running time
109 minutes
Country Ireland
Language Serbo-Croatian

As If I Am Not There (Serbian: Као да ме нема, Kao da me nema) is a 2010 Irish drama film directed by Juanita Wilson. The film is set in the Balkans and is shot in the Serbo-Croatian language.[1] The film was selected as the Irish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards,[1][2][3] but it did not make the final shortlist.[4]

The film is based on Slavenka Drakulić's 1999 novel of the same name that deals with war rape in the Bosnian War.[5]



The film received positive reviews. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 92% based on 12 reviews.[6]

See also


  1. 1 2 Kemp, Stuart (2011-09-21). "Irish Film & TV Academy Picks Juanita Wilson's 'As If I Am Not There' For Oscar Race". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  2. "New Zealand submits Samoan film to Oscars". BBC News. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  3. "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  4. "9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar". Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  5. "As If I Am Not There". 13 September 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  6. "As If I Am Not There". 26 July 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2016.

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