Original Title: Kuduz

Year: 1989
Length: 105 minutes
Language: Bosnian
Country: Yugoslavia
Film Category: Feature Narrative

Cast & Credits

Director: Ademir Kenović

Writer: Ademir Kenović,  Abdulah Sidran

Producer: Bakir Tanović

Director of Photography: Mustafa Mustafić

Editor: Christel Tanović

Production Design: Kemal Hrustanović, Milenko Simić

Music: Goran Bregović

Costume Design: Sanja Dzeba

Cast: Slobodan Ćustić, Snežana Bogdanović, Božidar Bunjevac, Branko Đurić, Mustafa Nadarević, Ivana Legin, Radmila Živković, Boro Stjepanović, Sena Mustajbašić, Saša Petrović, Amina Begović, Haris Burina, Zaim Muzaferija, Ines Fančović

Film Synopsis:

In this epic film of former Yugoslav and Bosnian cinema based on a real story, Badema, the local seductress, meets Bećir Kuduz shortly after his release from prison. The attraction is mutual and powerful. Their age difference and the fact that Badema has a daughter whose father is unknown doesn’t manage to keep them apart. Kuduz dreams of starting his own construction business, while Badema works at the lively local cafe. Badema is not meant to be a housewife, while Kuduz longs after such an arrangement and is constantly tortured by his past, jealousy, passion and love. The two of them argue, break up and make up, until the story takes a tragic turn.

Director's Biography

ADEMIR KENOVIĆ was born in Sarajevo in 1950. He studied at Sarajevo University and graduated in 1969. He also studied film, English literature and arts at Denison University in Ohio. In 1989 he became a professor at Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts. Kenović has worked on numerous documentaries, feature films and educational films for local TV stations. He is currently involved as producer of features, documentary and short film in his production company REFRESH. He is head of Production and vultural Menagement Department at Sarajevo Performing.


2017 - THE FROG - Feature film - (producer), I WANT TO GO HOME - Feature-lenght documentary film - (director, screenwriter), CLEAN - Short film - (producer)

2011 - ORCHESTRA - Feature-lenght documentary film - (producer)

2009 - MOTHER - Short film - (producer)

2008 - TRACTOR, LOVE AND ROCK 'N' ROLL - Feature film - (producer), STILL ME - Feature-lenght documentary film - (producer)

2007 - IT'S HARD TO BE NICE - Feature film - (producer), ARMIN - Feature film - (producer)

2006 - BORDER POST - Feature film - (producer)

2004 - DAYS AND HOURS - Feature film - (producer)

2003 - FUSE - Feature film - (producer), SUMMER IN THE GOLDEN VALLEY - Feature film - (producer), 42 1/2 - Short film - (producer)

1997 - THE PERFECT CIRCLE - Feature film - (director, screenwriter)

1993 - WAITING FOR GODOT - Feature-lenght documentary film - (producer), 

1989 - KUDUZ - Feature film - (director, screenwriter)

1986 - A LITTLE BIT OF SOUL - Feature film - (director)


2008 - BUICK RIVIERA (co-producer)

2004 - SECRET PASSAGE (director)

1991 - OVO MALO DUŠE (director)

1989 - KUDUZ (director)

 SVA Theatre 
 Special Presentation 8 


Screening Time:

Saturday, April 13, 2019 

6:30 PM 

Followed by Q&A with

Ademir Kenović

lead actress

Snežana Bogdanović


Additional info 

Kuduz 3
Kuduz 3

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Kuduz 4
Kuduz 4

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Kuduz 1
Kuduz 1

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Kuduz 3
Kuduz 3

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