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International Perspective



Serbia, France, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2020 Fiction cor 120 min.

A small town in Serbia. Nikola, day laborer and father of two, is ordered to give up his children to social services after poverty and hunger drive his wife to commit a desperate act. Until he can provide adequate conditions for their upbringing, the children will be placed in foster care. Despite Nikola’s best efforts and several appeals, the head of the social services centre refuses to return his children and his situation seems hopeless. But when Nikola discovers the local administration may be corrupt, he decides to travel across Serbia on foot and take his case directly to the national ministry in Belgrade. Driven by love and despair, this father refuses to give up on justice and his right to raise his children.

Winner of the prizes of the Ecumenical Jury and the Audience Award of the Panorama section at Berlin International Film Festival.

Serbia France Germany Slovenia Croatia Bosnia and Herzegovina family drama social portrait parenthood awarded films


Srdan Golubović


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Aleksandar Ilić


Petar Marković


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Jelena Mitrovič, Čedomir Kolar, Alexander Ris, Marc Baschet, Danis Tanović, Boris T. Matić, Lana Matić, Danijel Hočevar, Amra Bakšić Čamo, Adis Djapo

produzido por

Film House Bas Celik, A.S.A.P. Films, Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion, Vertigo, Propeler Film, SCCA/Pro.BA

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