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Release Date:
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
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 (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 .... 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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Also Known As:
"Sjaj u ocima" - Serbia (original title)
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Canada:97 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
sweet and positive, 15 March 2008
Author: yawnmower1 from New York City

This touching Serbian film deftly portrays the tragedy and confusion of the post-war Balkans, and does so with unfailing lightness and humor.

Belgrade, in the late 90's, became the refuge of a cascade of displaced persons, like handsome young Labud (swan) and Romana. They have enlisted the services of a match-maker to help them find companions.

The story is an old one – how the young couple find, lose, and ultimately keep one another – so the charm and interest of the film comes principally from the surrounding details. Labud, alone and living in a shelter, fantasizes about people from his past and has imaginary conversations with them. Among those who populate and direct his thoughts are his former fiancée (she emigrated to Chicago when war broke out), his mother, 'professor', various ancestors. Romana has her past with her, too, including her father, sister, and first love. It is a very busy film, therefore, especially when you consider all the eccentrics that also haunt the dating service.

There is much sentiment, but never a moment of sentimentality – especially surprising when one considers the loss that pervades the aftermath of armed conflict. The director makes a point of contrasting the varied pasts of his characters with the ethnic 'purity' which motivated the senseless war. He has concocted an uplifting, understated little gem with most engaging young stars.

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