Documentary feature films about the phenomenon of the leader and the “great robbing of the people”. Using a combined form of documentary and feature film, this film shows how the regime of Slobodan Milosevic resorted to corruption, fraud, and embezzlement against its own people. The basis of the film consists of stories about banks that the Serbian regime has created with the single aim of snatching money away from the people in the easiest possible way.
The film follows the fates of two former warriors, one on the Serbian side, the other on the Bosnian side. These are the testimonies of two men who fought on opposite sides in the war, but who shared many things in common in the past – they lived in the same country, they speak the same language, they had similar lifestyles...
The film opens up certain traumatic, yet important subjects for all of us. One of these is remembering the crimes and injustices that the people in this region have committed against each other, with the clear message that such a war must never be repeated.
At the close of the 20th century, the people of Serbia were faced with a profound social and economic crisis, the disintegration of the country, and wars. All of these left a lasting mark on their psychological and physical health. At times like that, when all values are at risk, the following question arises: What is healthy and what is sick? Our film shows how a country and a specific hospital in it share the same fate. We follow the story of the oldest psychiatric hospital in the Balkans (“Dr Laza Lazarević”), which is located in Belgrade. The ruination of the state and of Serbian society is reflected very directly in the fate of this psychiatric institution. The film also follows a group of several psychiatric ward inmates and their vision of the world, relationships, emotions, justice and injustice, as well as their struggle to be included in the socially acceptable concept of reality, which is unstable and distorted in Serbia in 2006. Parallel to that dimension, the film depicts the female patients creating their own world within the hospital itself, through the staging of a theater piece and performing it in front of the entire hospital and guests.
Seven years after the fall of Milosevic’s regime and the revolution on October 5th, Serbia is still a country largely isolated from the rest of the world where extreme right-wing parties are getting stronger every day. What is most worrying is the fact that the incidents caused by the ultra-rightist groups, made up mostly of very young people, have become public and more frequent following the year 2000. It is this very extremism that is the key topic of this film, and we tried to point out and warn against the expansion of dangerous phenomena such as fascism and Neo-Nazism.