In a gripping tale of moral and spiritual redemption, a heartless crook picks up a street-wise
orphan to sell in a black market adoption ring. Posing as a relief worker in war-torn Bosnia,
the callous Sharkey (2006 Golden Globe nominee Bob Hoskins) befriends Vlado (Sergiusz Zymelka),
a tough 9-year-old who mistakes the man for his meal-ticket out of the shattered region. As
this unlikely pair struggles to escape a country where evil flourishes at every turn, a crook
becomes a hero and a discarded child finds a future. With the touching emotion of Welcome to
Sarajevo, discover how friendship, and even family, can be found in the most unexpected places.
Winner of the Sundance/NHK Screeplay Award
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2002
This film is not rated. Viewer discretion is advised for scenes of war and extreme violence.