Good Morning Belgrade

Yugoslavia, 1985, 70 min, 16mm, Beta video, color

directed by: Želimir Žilnik
written by: Želimir Žilnik, Miroslav Mandić
camera: Ljubomir Bečejski
edited by: Branko Neškov

cast: Snežana Nikšić, Bogoljub Kahriman, Nedeljko Vopelka, Peđa Ristić

production: TV Beograd

In the centre of this docu-drama are the events and tensions that occur during the shooting of a feature film about Belgrade in the future. The director of the film sets up unrealistic requirements to the producer. She engages workers of the city utility services as extras and to help her with set design. These people work for waterworks, sewer systems and sanitation units. In this drama we are immersed in their lives and the problems they face while they try to keep Belgrade a functioning city. By overstepping the budget of the film, the producer breaks the law, and during a court trial where the crew members are at the witness stand, we follow up the drama of how a film is made.