1994. In the middle of the Bosnian War, many children were sold to wealthy childless families. One of these children is AMIR, born in 1994 in Sarajevo, who was sold to an American family living in NYC. The doctor who sells duly receives $20,000 and types down the New York addresses of the ‘adoptive parents’. 

Amir’s new address is recorded in a secret unofficial list. In 2018, 24 years later an order from the Bosnian government allows the list to be made public. Amir’s birth parents, by now impoverished and living in the mountains surrounding Sarajevo, find out their son is alive and living well in the United States.

What has Amir become? Will he remember them? Does he know they exist? From the mountains of Sarajevo to the cosmopolitan chaos of New York, Amir’s Father Ferid and his only (second) daughter Jasmina embark on an epic journey across the ocean trying to bring Amir back to Bosnia.

The project had been previously selected for the Toronto Coproduction Market IFF and captured a lot of attention from sales agents and distributors from Cannes Film Market 2018.


Sons Nico Mirallegro Pinch Media Sons Pinch Media 2 Sons Pinch Media 3


  • - 105 minutes
  • Genre Drama/Biography
  • Budget 2.5M - 60% funded UK Croatia co-production Ministry of Culture/Tax Credit
  • Location Sarajevo, New York
  • Director Mirko Pincelli
  • Producer Enrico Tessarin
  • Line Producer Velma Saric
  • Proposed Cast Benicio Del Toro , Valeria Golino , Nico Mirallegro , Rade Serbedzija , Nermin Tulic
  • Music by Peter Michaels
  • Selected By PFM, Toronto Co-Production Market IFF