Original Title: Smrt u Sarajevu
Year: 2016
Length: 85 minutes
Language: Bosnian, French, English
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France
Film Category: Feature Narrative

Cast & Credits

Director: Danis Tanović
Screenwriter: Danis Tanović
Producer: Francois Margolin, Amra Bakšić Čamo
Editor: Redžinald Šimek
Director of Photography: Erol Zubčević
Sound Designer: Samir Fočo
Cast: Jacques Weber, Snežana Vidović, Izudin Bajrović, Vedrana Seksan, Muhamed Hadžović, Faketa Salihbegović - Avdagić, Edin Avdagić
Produced by: Margo Films, SCCA /

Film Synopsis:

Sarajevo, on 28th of June, 2014. At the Hotel Europa, the best hotel in town, the manager Omer prepares to welcome a delegation of diplomatic VIPs. On the centenary of the assassination that is considered to have led to World War I, an appeal for peace and understanding is supposed to come from here. But the hotel staff has other worries: not being paid for months, they are planning to go on strike. Hatidža from the hotel laundry is elected strike leader even though her daughter Lamija, who works in reception, is firmly against the strike. Meanwhile, in the sealed-off presidential suite, a guest from France rehearses a speech. Elsewhere, a television reporter conducts interviews about war and its consequences. Was Gavrilo Princip, an assassin, a criminal or a national hero?

Director's Biography

DANIS TANOVIĆ was born in 1969 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His debut feature NO MAN’S LAND was awarded the Best Script Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001 and 2002 American Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. NO MAN’S LAND won a total of 42 awards, making it one of the most highly awarded debut film. He has won Silver Bear at Berlin Film Festival for his films AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF AN IRON PICKER in 2013 and DEATH IN SARAJEVO in 2016.


Screens with: "The Dragon"

Followed by Q&A with director Danis Tanović

Screening Time:

 April 15, 2017 | 6:00 PM 

 SVA Theatre



BHFF Jury Award for the Best Feature Film

BHFF Jury Award for the Best Acting Performance - Snežana Vidović

BHFF Jury Award for the Best Acting Performance - Faketa Salihbegović - Avdagić

BHFF Audience Award for the Best Picture

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Distribution Company: The Match Factory




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