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Woman with a Broken Nose, The (Frau mit der gebrochenen Nase, Die)

Woman with a Broken Nose, The
Scene from "The Woman with a Broken Nose" (photo © Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion GmbH/NML)

A young woman with a baby and a freshly broken nose steps out of a taxi caught in a traffic jam on the Belgrade Bridge, leaving her baby behind in the car and throws herself off the bridge. What starts with a suicide attempt will connect the lives of the three witnesses: Gavrilo, the taxi driver, a hard-boiled Bosnian refugee, is stuck with the baby. Anica, the high school teacher is recalling the drama of losing her son in a car accident and the pharmacist Biljana is suddenly realizing that she doesn’t want to marry her fiancé and runs away...

"In clashes with impossible loves, unexpected saviors in different ways save each other and discover a reason for living. It’s a film about Belgrade today, in a moment when the pendulum of energy and emotions is swinging from the years of wars, destruction and hate – to the other end: to life, the rediscovery of love, and overcoming the scars of the past." (Srđjan Koljević)
Genre Drama, Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2010
Director Srdjan Koljevic
Screenplay Srdjan Koljevic
Cinematography Goran Volarevic
Marko Glusac
Mario Schneider
Lana Prolic, Zorana Petrov
Cast Nikola Rakocevic, Jasna Zalica, Stipe Erceg, Nada Sargin, Branka Katic, Vuk Kostic, Anica Dobra, Nebojsa Glogovac
Producers Alexander Ris, Jelena Mitrovic, Srdan Golubovic
Production Companies Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion/Leipzig, Film House Bas Celik/Belgrade, in co-production with ZDF, ARTE
Length 100 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 Serbo-Croatian
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Cinema City Festival Novi Sad 2010, Karlovy Vary 2010, Zurich 2010, Warsaw 2010, Hof 2010, Ghent 2010, Hof 2010, Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo 2010, Palm Springs 2011, Sofia 2011
Awards Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Leading Actor, Film Critics' Prize, Audience Award Novi Sad 2010, Golden Eye Award Zurich 2010
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Ministry of Culture Serbia, City of Belgrade

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