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19 September 2003 (Serbia and Montenegro) See more »
Swan is a lonely Serbian refugee in Belgrade. He hopes for a visa to follow his long-lost fiancée to Chicago, but winds up at the Happy Millennium dating agency. A warm romantic comedy with a twist. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Senad Alihodzic ... Labud
Ivana Bolanca ... Romana
Jelena Djokic ... Vida

Milena Dravic ... Vlasnica agencije
Gorica Popovic ... Majka
Boris Komnenic ... Profesor Jablan
Matija Prskalo ... Agnes
Lotos Sparovec ... Igor
Branko Cvejic ... Otac
Bisera Veletanlic ... Ljubiteljka muzike
Predrag Danilovic ... NBA kosarkas
Mirjana Djurdjevic ... Maskirna
Andrew Greenwood ... Michael
Steve Agnew ... Konzularni Sluzbenik
Danijel Nikolic ... Policajac
Bojana Bambic ... Ruskinja
Goran Danicic ... Gangster
Marija Opsenica ... Intelektualka
Stevan Jovanovic ... Odzacar
Laza Jovanovic ... Covek u vozu (as Lazar Jovanovic)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Petar Cirica ... Mladic iz parka
Zoran Cvijanovic ... Covek u kolima (uncredited)

Directed by
Srdjan Karanovic 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Srdjan Karanovic  writer

Produced by
Zoran Cvijanovic .... producer
Mike Downey .... producer
Milko Josifov .... producer
Biljana Prvanovic .... executive producer
Sam Taylor .... producer
Original Music by
Zoran Simjanovic 
Cinematography by
Radan Popovic 
Film Editing by
Branka Ceperac 
Branka Pavlovic 
Casting by
D. Daniel Vujic 
Production Design by
Goran Joksimovic 
Costume Design by
Sasa Kuljaca 
Makeup Department
Visnja Karaulic .... key makeup artist
Skorutyak Lidia .... assistant makeup artist (as Lidija Skorucak)
Production Management
Vladan Cvetkovic .... unit manager
Predrag Mijin .... unit production manager
Biljana Prvanovic .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Radivoje Andric .... assistant director
Marko Djilas .... assistant director
Predrag Mijin .... assistant director
Vladimir Mica Popovic .... assistant director (as Vladimir-Mica Popovic)
Art Department
Sava Mihajlov .... props
Mirko Mijuskovic .... property master
Nevena Ristic .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Goran Corkovic .... boom operator
Branko Djordjevic .... sound
Vladan Korac .... sound designer
Davor Omerza .... re-recording mixer
Zoran Stojanovic .... boom operator
Miomir Radevic-Pigi .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Vladan Banovic .... focus puller
Slobodan Gojkovic .... gaffer (as Sloba Gojkovic)
Viktor Kodnik .... assistant camera
Drazen Mrkonja .... second assistant camera
Nenad Vasic .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mirko Sirkovic .... animal dresser
Editorial Department
Todor G. Todorov .... colorist
Transportation Department
Slavko Ristic .... driver
Other crew
Radmila Jovancicevic .... script supervisor
Sam Lavender .... development executive
Dusan Ristic .... caterer
René Clair .... dedicatee

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Also Known As:
"Sjaj u ocima" - Serbia (original title)
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97 min
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Hope, 4 December 2006
Author: Sofija from Honolulu, Hawaii

Outstanding! Sjaj U Očima / Loving Glances is a warm, bright, very non-offensive yet successful in addressing issues that sparked the last civil war in Yugoslavia and the still unresolved problem of absorbing over 1 MILLION refugees from the Krajina alone! Somehow CNN and the rest of the global 'spin-doctors' were able to completely forget about the displacement of mostly (don't read only!) Serbs as well as the struggles of people who were open minded enough to enter what we call 'mixed-marriages'! I am half-Serbian half-Montenegrin but I have friends who thought they were simply Bosnian and then one day they woke up to learn that they were outcasts because they were half Serbian half Muslim! I am also from Belgrade. One of the outstanding nuances in this movie was the linguistic subtleties that I am afraid escaped the non-native speakers of Serbian/Croatian/Serbo-Croatian/Bosnian/Slovenian/Macedonian and the soon-to-be Montenegrin! Even if the English translation had been perfect, this would have been difficult to convey in the subtitles. I initially assumed that Romana's 'almost perfect' Belgrade jargon was simply a flaw in Ivana Bolanca's acting ability, only to learn that it was a perfect 'imitation' of 'Belradian' by someone from Zagreb!!! This is one of the ways I began to appreciate how great the cast of this movie is. Srdjan Karanović succeeded in making a tragic-comedy with a happy ending! The conflict did not overwhelm his main characters -- they were able to walk away from it. Ironically the guardian-angel characters could not escape it! Beograd was a perfect stage for this movie! Before this ridiculous war, my beautiful home was a safe heaven for all people regardless of race, upbringing, ethnicity, or religion! This film left me with a more than just a flicker of hope that there is a chance that Beograd can once again become that city. I am starting to feel that people like me who leave our home land trying to escape the pervasive ignorance, hyper-religiosity and radical nationalism, but never manage to bring their whole heart along may one day in a not so distant future have a home that really feels like a home to go back to!

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