Directed by Rajko Grlic
Bosnia/Slovenia/Macedonia/Croatia/Serbia/UK 2006, 35mm, color, 94 min.
With Toni Gojanovic, Sergej Trifunovic, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic
Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles
Set in a small town on the border of Macedonia and Albania during the late 1980s, Rajko Grlic’s humorous and nostalgic throwback to Eastern bloc filmmaking captures a moment of innocence in the final days of the Yugoslavian republic. Recalling the comic tone of Altman’s MASH, the film presents the uneventful daily lives of the soldiers serving at the border post who await the end of their enlistment and amuse each other with rowdy escapades until tragedy strikes. The first co-production of all of the former Yugoslav republics has played to great acclaim both within the Balkans and worldwide.
This screening is co-presented with The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.