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Death in Sarajevo

Death in Sarajevo

A Feature film by Danis Tanovic

Produced by Margo Cinéma

Release in France : 23/08/2017


    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.



    Death in Sarajevo

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    Actors (8)

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    Executive Producer :

    Margo Cinéma

    Foreign production company :

    Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Arts (SCCA)

    French distributors :

    Vendredi Distribution, Margo Cinéma

    Co-production :

    France 3 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

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    Photos (6)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    François Margolin

    Screenwriter :

    Danis Tanovic

    Sound recordists :

    Camille Lotteau, Mathieu Villien

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Michel Burstein

    Production Designer :

    Mirna Ler

    Costume designers :

    Ina Arnautalic, Hatidza Nuhic

    Author of original work :

    Bernard-Henri Lévy

    Directors of Photography :

    Erol Zubcevic, Olivier Jacquin

    Production managers :

    Amira Lekić, François Margolin

    Editors :

    Redzinald Simek, Thomas Fourel

    Casting :

    Timka Grahić

    Sound mixers :

    Samir Foco, Antoine Bailly

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Production language :

    French, Bosnian

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Bosnia-Herzegovina

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    Majority French (France, Bosnia-Herzegovina)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 20 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

    Posters (2)


    News (6)

    Festival Selections (14)


    Berlin International Film Festival - 2016

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 2016)

    Awards (2)

    FIPRESCI Award - from the international press

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