Father and son are fighting for respect. Their only problem is that they are from Bosnia. They want to escape their poverty, and the only thing they have to lose is their pride. That‘s all they have. For the rest of the world, they are simply two poor people from a devastated country. This is why they have to fight. For people in societies where you have to be tough to survive, it‘s normal not to talk much. When you have to fight for your life, your financial or social existence, it’s not the done thing to talk about feelings. It’s different in the cities, where one is protected in a way and perhaps leads something like a normal life. But if you live in the countryside and speak about your feelings, you’re considered a weak man. So it’s certainly better to keep your mouth shut. In the end, my protagonists‘ non-verbal communication is connected with their wartime experiences. (Ognjen Sviličić)

European Panorama 2007
Ognjen Sviličić
Germany 2006
82 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Ognjen Sviličić
Cinematography Stanko Herceg
Editing Vjeran Pavlinić
Music Michael Bauer, Georg Karger, Peter Holzapfel
With Emir Hadžihafisbegović, Armin Omerović-Muhedin, Jens Münchow, Marie Bäumer, Barbara Prpić, Orhan Güner, Borko Perić
Maxima film Damir Terešak B. Adžije 22 10000 Zagreb Kroatien T +385 1 364 77 00 F +385 1 364 77 08