WOMAN WITH A BROKEN NOSE
SRĐAN KOLJEVIĆ / 2010.
A young woman (25) with a baby and a freshly broken nose steps out of a taxi caught in a traffic jam on the Belgrade bridge, leaving the baby behind in the car, and throws herself off the bridge.This suicide attempt connects the destinies of three witnesses. It triggers the emotionally “frozen” lives of three people – all indirect victims of the social turbulences, violence and destruction of previous years – making them intersect and begin to move forward. The taxi driver Gavrilo (40), a hard-boiled Bosnian refugee in Belgrade, is stuck with the abandoned baby; the highschool teacher Anica's (36) trauma of losing her son when an unsentenced jeep driver ran him over, is evoked; and the pharmacist Biljana (30) suddenly realizes that she doesn’t want to marry her elegant fiancé, and runs away. Gavrilo searches the hospitals for the identity of the woman with the broken nose, in order to know what to do with the baby. He finds her, she is in coma, her identity is a mystery. Anica, the highschool teacher, is for some reason very shaken up when she encounters her student Marko (17), she tries to avoid him, and her reactions only provoke his falling in love with her. Biljana, the pharmacist, while visiting the grave of her long-lost and only love encounters his brother Stefan (29), who became a priest, who is married, and his wife is pregnant. Each of them experience a clash with impossible love, in a different form: Gavrilo, asocial misanthrope, starts to fight for the life of the unknown woman, by talking to her in attempts to wake her from coma, and reluctantly taking care of the baby – expiriencing a change through building a reason for living for another human being. Anica harshly refuses any communication with the teenager student Marko, who doesn’t give up attempts to get closer to his intriguing teacher, and learns the secret behind her behaviour. Biljana too late realizes that maybe Stefan (the priest) is the one she loves – while for Stephan she was always the one.
DIRECTED BY - Srđan Koljević
SCENARIO / WRITTEN BY - Srđan Koljević
PRODUCED BY - Jelena Mitrović, Srdan Golubović, Alexander Ris
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Igor Kecman
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - Goran Volarević
PRODUCTION DESIGNER - Zorana Petrov, Lana Prolić
EDITED BY - Marko Glušac
COSTUME DESIGNER - Ljiljana Petrović
MUSIC BY - Mario Schneider
SOUND DESIGNER - Erik Mischijew
Nebojša Glogovac - Gavrilo
Anica Dobra - Anica
Vuk Kostić - Stefan
Nada Šargin - Žena sa slomljenim nosem
Jasna Žalica - Jadranka
Nikola Rakočević - Marko
Dubravka Kovjanić - Milica
Vojin Ćetković - Goran
Ljubomir Bandović - Rajko taksista
Rada Đuričin - Dragica
Miodrag Milovanov - Bogdan
Srđan Todorović - Bariton
Dara Đokić - Direktorka škole
PRODUCTION: FILM HOUSE BAS CELIK (SERBIA), NEUE MEDIOPOLIS (GERMANY)
FUNDS:FILM CENTER SERBIA, CITY OF BELGRADE,MDM FILM FUND, ZDF ARTE.
FESTIVAL & AWARDS
Novi Sad ,Karlovy Vary, Zurich, Montpelier, Hoff, Cottbus, Seville, Palm Springs, Sofia, AFI..
Grand Prix (IFF Zurich), Young People Award (IFF Montpelier ),Grand Prix, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Audience Award (Cinema City IFF)
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