Circles

Circles

Serbien / Deutschland / Kroatien / Frankreich / Slowenien 2010-2013, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Circles

A scene from the war: Because his brand of cigarettes is sold out, Serbian army officer Todor hurls abuse at Muslim kiosk owner Haris. The situation escalates when soldier Marko intervenes and manages to save Haris, but is then beaten to death by his own comrades.

Twelve years later – the war is now over – the incident casts a long shadow over the lives of all of those involved. We reencounter them in Belgrade, where Todor, badly injured in an accident, ends up on the operating table of doctor Nebojša, a friend of Marko; in Halle, where Haris now lives and works; and in Trebinje, where Marko’s father is rebuilding a church. Marko’s father wonders if his son died in vain or whether his death might create the sort of rippling circles that form when a stone is cast into water.

In the end, this tightly woven story based on real events becomes itself a circle, finally returning to its own beginning. The camera records the same scene from a different perspective and thus provides clarity. Yet the questions of guilt and forgiveness, of responsibility, heroism, and justice that the film raises in the process cannot be resolved with anything like the same ease.

Source: 63. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Srdan Golubović
Screenplay:Melina Pota Koljević
Director of photography:Aleksander Ilić
Steadycam operator:Ales Belak
Gaffer:Martin Handrow
Key grip:Erik Sens
Production design:Goran Joksimović
Art director:Maria Klingner
Property master:Arndt Kühne
Make-up artist:Frédérique Ney
Costume design:Ljiljana Petrović
Editing:Marko Glušac
Sound editor:Johanna Herr
Sound design:Julij Zornik
Sound:Branko Djordjević
Stunt co-ordinator:Rok Cvetkov
Casting:Anja Dihrberg
Music:Mario Schneider
  
Cast: 
Aleksandar BerčekRanko
Leon LučevHaris
Nebojša GlogovacNebojša
Nikola RakočevićBogdan
Hristina PopovićNada
Boris IsakovićTodor
Vuk KostićMarko
  
Production company:Film House Bas Celik (Belgrad), Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion GmbH (Leipzig), La Cinéfacture (Paris), Vertigo/Emotionfilm (Ljubljana), Propeler Film (Zagreb)
Producer:Jelena Mitrović, Alexander Ris, Emilie Georges, Boris T. Matić, Danijel Hočevar
Executive producer:Igor Kecman
Unit production manager:Nicole Zscherny
Location manager:Marko Valic
Production assistant:Ina Almeroth
Shoot:: Halle, Belgrad, Trebinje (Bosnien)
Original distributor:Barnsteiner Film (Berlin)
Funding:Film Center of Serbia (Belgrad), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg), Hrvatski audiovizualni centar (Zagreb), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Centre National de la Cinématographie (C.N.C.) (Paris), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel), Slovenian Film Fund (Lujbljana)
Length:112 min
Format:DCP, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.03.2014, 144171, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Erstaufführung (DE): 11.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 17.04.2014

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Circles
Weiterer Titel Krugovi
Weiterer Titel (DE) Kreise

Versions

Original

Length:112 min
Format:DCP, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.03.2014, 144171, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Erstaufführung (DE): 11.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 17.04.2014
 

Awards

Pula Film Festival 2013
Bester Darsteller
Bester Film
 
Berlinale 2013
Preise der Ökumenischen Jury
 
Vrnjacka Banja Scricptwritters Festival 2013
Bestes Drehbuch
 
Sofest Film Festival 2013
Publikumspreis
Bestes Szenenbild
Beste Kamera
Bester Schnitt
Bester Film
 
Sundance Film Festival 2013
Special Jury Award
 
Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2013
Bester Film
 
13ème Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles 2013
Großer Preis der Jury
 
Sofia IFF 2013
Publikumspreis
 
Jerevan IFF 2013
Goldene Aprikose, Bester FIlm
 
Festroia – International Film Festival Setubal 2013
Beste Kamera
Beste Regie
 
Bari International Film Festival 2013
Beste Regie
 
Sarajevo IFF 2013
Publikumspreis
 
Freistadt, Austria Filmfestival 2013
Bester Film