The Wounds (Serbian: Ране, Rane) is a 1998 Serbian drama film written and directed by Srđan Dragojević.
It depicts the violent lives of two boys in Belgrade as they aspire to make names for themselves in the city's underworld. The story takes place throughout the 1990s, against the backdrop of the Yugoslav wars and the growing ethnic hatred between Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks.
The film won a Bronze Horse at the Stockholm International Film Festival and a FIPRESCI Prize at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, "For its powerful, dramatic depiction of the brutal reality and complexity of life in the Balkans today."
Film is dedicated to the generations born after Tito. Based on a true story, film follows the fate of two boys, Pinki and Švaba, who grow up in Novi Beograd, in 1991-1996 period. The childhood of two protagonists is determined by sanctions, war and the criminalization of the whole society.
Like many of their peers, Pinki and Švaba enter the world of crime at fourteen years of age,...