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Death in Sarajevo

Death in Sarajevo

A Feature film by Danis Tanovic

Produced by Margo Cinéma

Production year : 2016

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Actors (8)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Margo Cinéma

Foreign production company :

Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Arts (SCCA)

Co-production :

France 3 Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

The Match Factory

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International releases (6)

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Synopsis

Sarajevo‘s Hotel Europe is bustling in preparation for tonight‘s European Union gala for the centennial of Archduke Franz Ferdinand‘s assassination. But the disgruntled staff plans to strike because they haven‘t been paid for two months.
If this prestigious political dinner fails, the already mortgaged hotel will be shut down by the bank. With no time to lose to stop the strike, hotel manager Omer must turn to tough guy Enzo, who runs the cellar strip club. The staff union rep soon goes missing.
Dedicated and pretty chief receptionist Lamija does her absolute best to keep everything running smoothly toward the big event. But things get tricky when her mother Hatidza, of the laundry room, is elected strike leader.
The VIP keynote speaker doesn‘t have much time to prepare, and he stumbles through complex details and names. The French guest‘s rehearsals in his room are secretly recorded in B&W. Surveillance is high (literally) due to a nose-happy video security guy.
On the hotel roof, TV journalist Vedrana conducts interviews for a centennial special. Among her guests is Gavrilo Princip, the namesake descendant of the Archduke‘s assassin. Firm political stances quickly lead to age-old arguments.
From the hotel roof to the cellar club, via the reception, laundry room and kitchen, increasing tensions turn the Hotel Europe into an ideological pressure cooker.

Photos (2)

Full credits (8)

Executive Producer :

François Margolin

Screenwriter :

Danis Tanovic

Sound Recordist :

Samir Foco

Casting :

Timka Grahić

Author of original work :

Bernard-Henri Levy

Director of Photography :

Erol Zubcevic

Editor :

Redzinald Simek

Costume designers :

Ina Arnautalic, Hatidza Nuhic

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Production language :

French, Bosnian

Coproducer countries :

France, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Original French-language productions :

Yes

Nationality :

Majority French (France, Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Production year :

2016

French release :

Runtime :

1 h 25 min

Current status :

Approval :

Yes

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

2.35

Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

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News (6)

Festival Selections (11)

AFI FEST - 2016

AFI FEST (United States, 2016)

Selection

World Cinema

Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2016

Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2016)

Selection

Official International Selection

BIFF - 2016

BIFF (South Korea, 2016)

Selection

World Cinema

TIFF - 2016

TIFF (Canada, 2016)

Selection

Contemporary World Cinema

Berlin International Film Festival - 2016

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 2016)

Selection

Official Competition

Awards

Berlin International Film Festival - 2016

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 2016)

Awards (2)

FIPRESCI Award - from the international press


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