BORDER POST | KARAULA (original title)

2006 | Drama/Comedy |94 min

Refresh Production, B&H / Sektor Film, Macedonia / Propeler Film, Croatia / Vertigo Film, Slovenia / Novotny & Novotny, Austria / Film & Music Entertainment, UK/ supported by Eurimages


A small border post on the Yugoslav-Albanian border in the spring of 1987. Frustrated and always drunk, lieutenant Pasic feels a strange pain in his groins. He seeks help from the only doctor among the soldiers, Sinisa, who diagnoses a sexually transmitted disease. Not wishing his wife to know about it and trying to find excuses not to go home, he declares a state of emergency, claiming that the Albanian army is preparing an attack against Yugoslavia. A joke transforms into war hysteria: soldiers dig trenches, Pasic grows wilder as the days go by, Sinisa embarks on a dangerous liaison, and his best friend Ljuba decides to leave the army. The situation slowly runs out of control...

Directed by: Rajko Grlic

Screenplay by: Rajko Grlic

Cinematography by: Slobodan Trninic

Produced by: Ademir Kenovic, Vladimir Anastasov, Boris T. Matic, Milko Josifov, Zoran Cvijanovic, Danijel Hocevar, Franz Novotny, Mike Downey  

Toni Gojanovic - Sinisha Siriscevic

Sergej Trifunovic - Ljuba Paunovic

Emir Hadzihafizbegovic - Safet Pasic

Verica Nedeska - MIrjana

Bogdan Diklic - Rade Orhideja




- Festroja - International Film Festival of Setubal (2007) - Setúbal, Portugal Golden Dolphin Award for Best Film, Silver Dolphin for Best Director and FIPRESCI Award

-Film by the Sea International Film Festival (2007), Nederlands, Film and Literary Award.