Armin

Armin

Kroatien / Deutschland / Bosnien-Herzegowina 2006/2007, Spielfilm

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Ibro and his 13-year-old son Armin undertake a journey from their home village in Bosnia to Zagreb, only a few hundred kilometers away. Armin has been in vited there to audition for a German film production about war in the former Yugoslavia. The possibility of getting work raises hopes of better times, but on arrival in the five star hotel in the Croatian capital, they realize that they’ve entered a world that seems like another planet to them and whose rules of the game they don’t know. The characters develop their human warmth in halting loops – achieved by a remarkable pair of actors. Their nonverbal communication is manifest in small gestures, minimal looks, and discreet body language – from the awkwardness they display faced with a savvy production secretary to the disputes they have while waiting in the hotel foyer.


Director Ognjen Sviličić overlays the initial general sense of melancholy with human sympathy and the subtle comedy of the situation, giving us a picture of culture clash. Throughout the process, father and son remain the morose characters that they already were – proving to be sovereign enough not to fall into the globalized permanent smile of the "new Europe".

Bernd Buder

Source: 57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Director:Ognjen Sviličić
Assistant director:Dragan Jurić, Dragan Gongola, Lana Ganić
Screenplay:Ognjen Sviličić
Director of photography:Stanko Herceg
Set design:Mladen Ožbolt (Szenenbild)
Make-up artist:Julijana Vandrečić
Costume design:Blanka Budak
Editing:Vjeran Pavlinić
Sound design:Tom Blankenberg
Sound:Peter Schumacher
Foley artist:Dieter Hebben
Audio mixing:Tilo Busch
Music:Michael Bauer, Georg Karger, Peter Holzapfel, Zoran Kesić
  
Cast: 
Emir HadžihafizbegovićVater Ibro
Armin Omerović-MuhedinSohn Armin
Jens MünchowUlrich
Marie BäumerGudrun
Barbara PrpićMartina
Orhan GünerArpad
Borko PerićZoki
Boris SvrtanPerić
Bojan NavojecZlajo
Daria LorenciAida
Ivana BolančaNana
  
Production company:Maxima Film (Zagreb), Busse & Halberschmidt Filmproduktion (Düsseldorf), Refresh Production d.o.p. (Sarajevo)
Producer:Damir Terešak, Mirko Galić
Co-Producer:Marcelo Busse, Markus Halberschmidt, Ademir Kenović
Unit production manager:Ranko Granić
Shoot:: Bosnien, Kroatien
Original distributor:Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek e. V. (Berlin)
Funding:Ministerium für Kultur der Republik Kroatien (Zagreb), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Ministerium für Kultur und Sport (Sarajevo)
Length:82 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - Internationmales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 28.10.2010

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Originaltitel (DE) Armin

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Length:82 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - Internationmales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 28.10.2010
 

Awards

Filmfestival GoEast Wiesbaden 2007
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