directed by Goran Paskaljević
screenplay Filip David
director of photography Milan Spasić
music Zoran Simjanović
edited by Petar Putniković
Nebojša Glogovac, Bogdan Diklić, Mirjana Joković, Predrag „Miki“ Manojlović, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Karanović and others
The story of positively the most popular and acclaimed film of director Goran Paskaljević, the renowned FAMU film academy graduate, takes place during one evening and one night in Belgrade in the 1990s. This spectacular kaleidoscope of interconnected stories is an accurate and uncompromising study of violence, misogyny and criminal behaviour which culminates in a final apocalyptic image of brutality. The film, based on the theatre production “Powder Keg” by the Macedonian playwright Dejan Dukovski, can also be perceived, however, as a tragicomic metaphor of the painful dissolution of Yugoslavia and the absolute destruction of values and rules, caused by the eruption of the civil war.
In his amazing “wild ride through Belgrade”, Paskaljević could have relied on the amazing and authentic performances of a wide range of amazing actors (Nebojša Glogovac, Bogdan Diklić, Mirjana Joković, Predrag “Miki” Manojlović, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Karanović, etc.). Paskaljević commented on his film: “When you see it, you will understand that the film does not pander to the West. It is probably the first film that uncovers our souls to the world and shows there is a second Serbia, different from the one that the foreign press portrays solely in a negative way.“
The screening of the film at the 23rd Flora Theatre Festival is organized with the personal support of the director Goran Paskaljević.