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Srdjan Karanovic (writer)
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Release Date:
19 September 2003 (Serbia and Montenegro) See more »
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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
Lidija Skorucak .... assistant makeup artist
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
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 .... sound 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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sjaj u ocima" - Serbia and Montenegro (original title)
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Canada:97 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Finally a warm film from the Balkans!, 18 July 2004
Author: Aleks Stosich from Hamilton Ontario CANADA

After a decade of really heavy, dark films, reflecting the turmoil of the breakup of Yugoslavia ("Lepa Sela", "Rane", "Bure Baruta aka Balkan Express", and "Tockovi"), FINALLY a reasonably light take on the aftermath of some of these events. As you follow Labud, a Serbian refugee from Krajina, in his attempts to find his girlfriend Vida, and as he gradually grows to love Romana, the girl he meets due to a mix up at the "Happy Millennium" dating agency, you get the idea that life needs to go on. No matter how politics and events have caught you up, like it or not, in their whirlwind, eventually you land.... not always on your feet, but you land. And then you have to get up, and get on with it. This isn't easy, and we see Labud and Romana both struggling with their new reality as refugees, and also with their memories and consciences, which Karanovic represents in humorous, tongue-in-cheek, and sometimes touching flashbacks of their thoughts: Labud's mom, always working on crossword puzzles; Romana's uptight sister, always critical; the hairdresser girlfriend Vida, almost always washing the same poor extra's hair... It was extremely well received at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival, as evidenced by the long applause and audience comments during Q/A with Karanovic. One thing stands out from its Toronto screening: When I was able to thank Karanovic for showing something positive (even uplifting), he smiled and said, "I want to show the world that we [the various peoples of ex-yugoslavia] all have lives, too". Easy to forget that if all you have to go by are oversimplified headlines and CNN reports. Creative casting, creative approach, and just something that should leave you feeling hopeful.

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