In this chilling tale about Admira and Bosko Brkic, two lovers were killed due to political conflicts, during the Bosnian war, 20 years ago. Admira was a Muslim, while Bosko was Serbian, and even though they were a couple before the war had begun, their love was still seen as forbidden. Even though their parents looked past their heritage, they were still looked down upon. One day, they decided to leave the country so they can live in peace, but as they were escaping they were shot by a soldier. No one could cross the border for days, but finally 8 days after, someone made a proper burial. Though Admira’s family couldn't watch the funeral, since they were prohibited, Bosko’s family could. They were buried in a large cemetery, side by side to show how their love lived on past their deaths. Both families are still close, and both keep pictures of their kids all over their houses remembering the war and all the suffering it brought.
This connects with the theme of love. These two people loved each long before it was seen as forbidden, and even after their love survived with them. Furthermore, it connects with the idea of destiny because, in my opinion, it was destiny that their names still live on, and they are known as the Romeo and Juliet in their city, long after they are dead. In other words, their love is still alive, long after they are dead. It also relates with what a tragedy is. Their love wasn't seen as bad in anybody’s eyes except for the soldiers that shot thousands of people in the war. No one saw it coming, and it wasn't as if they were hiding it from others either; they just wanted to live a peaceful life outside of the country. This also shows injustice because both families weren't political at all, yet they still suffered the consequences of war, which is tragic. The biggest theme that it hits is long term feud. Though it didn't occur in the families, it occured in the war, and I think in this case, the long term feud was buried. No one speaks of the war anymore which shows the regrets between the people.