Cast & Crew
A producer named Sergei and his crew are in a desperate situation. Money for the project has run out, the accounts are frozen and Yugoslavia is expecting a NATO air raid. On top of that, Mileta, a member of the state secret service, shows up at the studio looking for co-producer Harvey. In an effort to salvage things as best he can, Sergei calls a press conference to announce that the best retort to the falling bombs would be a new patriotic film with his American friend Harvey acting the lead. The state takes over sponsorship of the film and Mileta naturally becomes the filmmakers' right hand man. He soon realises that 'his filmmakers' are not concerned about the fate of the country and that most of them aren't too thrilled with Slobodan Milosevich's regime. The shooting is in jeopardy and the crew looks for a solution to finishing the film. Only now does Sergei finally begin to realise that it simply isn't possible to compromise with a totalitarian power.
Velimir Bata Zivojinovic
Yugoslavia's official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (2001).
Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (in competition) July 5-14, 2001.