Europe Next Door

Europe Next Door, Z. Zilnik
[Shooting] Europe Next Door, Z. Zilnik
Serbia and Montenegro, 2005, 60 min, DV cam

written and directed by: Želimir Žilnik
camera: Miodrag Milošević, Jovan Milinov
edited by: Marin Malešević
music: Robert Tili
sound design: Marko Cvejić

cast: Roko Babičković, Suzana Vuković, Ana Vilov, Slavica Vračarić, Ištvan Levai, Tereza Cetina

production: Terra film, Novi Sad

At Roko Babičković’s farm, in the vicinity of the Hungarian border, ten hired hands are engaged and amongst them two brothers and their sister Anica. The newly established Schengen border has stopped the trade and travels to Hungary which was formerly a part of the local populace’s business. Anica decides to get married in Hugnary and acquire the working documents that way. Master Roko supports her decision, helps her find the false groom who will marry her for the money. The film is a story about life on a farm, Roka’s friends tradesmen and smugglers; it is about Anica’s wedding, going to Hungary but also about her return after half a year spent trying in vain to find a job she could keep.