DEATH IN SARAJEVO

Avaliable May 01, - May 31, 2021

Year: 2016
Length: 85 minutes
Language: Bosnian
Country: Bosnian and Herzegovina
Film Category: Narrative Feature


Cast & Credits

Director: Danis Tanović

Screenwriter: Bernard-Henri Lévy, Danis Tanović

Producer: Amra Bakšić Ćamo, Adis Đapo, François Margolin

Cinematographer: Erol Zubčević

Editor: Redzinald Simek

Music: Mirza Tahirović

Cast: Snezana Vidovic, Izudin Bajrovic, Vedrana Bozinovic, Muhamed Hadzovic, Faketa Salihbegovic


Film Synopsis:

An aging hotel becomes an ideological powder keg during centennial commemorations for the outbreak of the First World War.


Director's Biography

Danis Tanovic is a Bosnian film director and screenwriter. Having started studying at the Sarajevo Film Academy, he completed his studies in Brussels following the outbreak of the Yugoslav Wars. After a number of shorts and documentaries, his first feature length fiction film was No Man’s Land (2001) which received international critical acclaim as well as the “Best Screenplay prize” at the Cannes International Film Festival and the “Best Foreign Language Film” at the Oscars. An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013) received the “Jury Grand Prix” and a “Silver Bear for Best Actor” at the Berlin International Film Festival. His feature film Tigers (2014), an Indian production, was selected in the International film festival of Toronto in 2014 in the Contemporary World Cinema section. In February 2016, he brought to the screen a portion of Bosnian history with Death in Sarajevo (Smrt u Sarajevu), which was awarded the “Silver Bear” at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. He directed the first original series of the Adria region produced by HBO Success, his television drama debut in 2019. The Postcard Killings, his latest film about a New York detective investigating the death of his daughter who was murdered while on her honeymoon in London, was released in March 2020.

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