SYNOPSIS:

At a small border-post on the Yugoslav-Albanian frontier, yet another generation of soldiers suffering the usual amount of boredom awaits the end of their service, counting the days until the moment when they will take their uniforms off for good. It is the spring of 1987 and it never even crosses their mind that they would, in fact, put them back on quite soon and go to war. These were the last days of the country called Yugoslavia. Yet no one knew that at the time.

The daily routine of the army is disrupted by unusual circumstances. Frustrated and always drunk, lieutenant Safet Pasic feels a strange pain in his groins. He seeks help from the only doctor among the soldiers, Sinisa Sircevic, who finds out, very discretely, that it's a sexually transmitted disease. Not wanting his wife to know about it and trying to find excuses why not to go home, Pasic declares a state of emergency, claiming that the Albanian army is preparing an attack against Yugoslavia. The joke transforms into war hysteria: soldiers dig trenches, Pasic grows wilder as days go by, Sinisa embarks on a dangerous liaison, and his best friend Ljuba Paunovic makes an unconditional decision to leave the army. The situation slowly runs out of control...

Speaking about a not so distant past with no nostalgia and no hatred, Border Post is a comedy about people on the verge of tragedy.

Cast:
TONI GOJANOVIĆ
SERGEJ TRIFUNOVIĆ
EMIR HADŽIHAFIZBEGOVIĆ
VERICA NEDESKA
BOGDAN DIKLIĆ
MIODRAG FIŠEKOVIĆ
FRANJO DIJAK
HRVOJE KEČKEŠ
HALID BEŠLIĆ
and the others...


Screenwriters: Rajko Grlić i Ante Tomić, based upon the novel by Ante Tomić "Nothing Can Suprise Us''

Producers:

ADEMIR KENOVIĆ
VLADIMIR ANASTASOV
DANIJEL HOČEVAR
ZORAN CVIJANOVIĆ & MILKO JOSIFOV
BORIS T. MATIĆ
MIRKO GALIĆ
MIKE DOWNEY & SAM TAYLOR

Co- producers:

BESIM HASINI
ILDIKO KEMENY
FRANZ NOVOTNY
ZORANA PIGGOTTh

Director of photography: SLOBODAN TRNINIĆ h.f.s
Film editing: ANDRIJA ZAFRANOVIĆ
Composer: SANJA ILIĆ
Set designer: GORAN JOKSIMOVIĆ, KEMAL HRUSTANOVIĆ and KIRIL SPASESKI
Costume designer: SABINA BUŽDON
Sound: NENAD VUKADINOVIĆ

Production:
REFRESH PRODUCTION, Sarajevo
VERTIGO / EMOTIONFILM, Ljubljana
SEKTOR FILM, Skopje
PROPELER FILM, Zagreb i NP7, Zagreb
HRVASTKA RADIOTELEVIZIJA, Zagreb
YODI MOVIE CRAFTSMAN, Beograd
FILM & MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, London  

In coproduction with:
PIONEER PICTURES, Budapest
CINE-SUD PROMOTION, Paris
 

AWARDS:

Trieste Film Festival -  Audience Award for Best Feature Film
FESTROIA - International Film Festival of Setúbal -
Gold Dolphin
Award for Best Film
Silver Dolphine Award for Best Director
Fipresci Award
Film by the Sea International Film Festival
- Film and literary award

TEHNICAL DETAILS:

Language: Croatian
Running time: 91 min
Format: 35 mm
Sound: Dolby Digital

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