Currently being screened on SHOWTIME Channel, USA
In theatrical distribution, so far in :
USA, Germany , Switzerland, Hungary, Greece, Bosnia
Sold to 15 territories, so far.

Written and directed by Darko Lungulov
Produced by:
Kino Kamera DOO (Serbia) and Penrose Film (Germany)
in collaboration with
Joroni Film (Germany) and Here and There Productions (USA)
Producers: Darko Lungulov, George Lekovic, David Nemer,
Branisalv Trifunovic and Vladan Nikolic.
Co-producers from Germany: Katja Siegel, Julia Kleinhenz and Felix Eisele
Co-producers from USA: Jim Stark, Goran Petmil


Robert, a jaded middle-aged New Yorker, goes to Serbia to make quick cash by
marrying someone for U.S. immigration papers, but the plan goes awry when
the promised cash never arrives. At the same time, a young Serbian
immigrant, Branko, struggles in a never forgiving New York, desperately
trying to bring his girlfriend from Serbia to USA.




David Thornton -Robert
Mirjana Karanovic -Olga
Cyndi Lauper -Rose
Branislav Trifunovic -Branko
Antone Pagan -Jose Escobar
Fedja Stojanovic -Tosha Rajkovic
Goran Radakovic -Mirko
Jelena Mrdja -Ivana
Mirjana Djurdjevic -Violeta
Max King -George
Vlasta Velisavljevic -Dragi, the waiter
Russian Lady -Fredda Lomsky
Chinese Woman -Lew Lew
Vladimir Bibic -Greek Dinner Owner


Written and Directed by
Darko Lungulov

Cinematography by
Mathias Schöningh

Original Music by
Dejan Pejovic

Original Song by
Cyndi Lauper

Costume Design by
Zora Mojsilovic (Belgrade)
Laura Schwartz (New York)

Film Editing by
Dejan Urosevic

Additional Editing by
Julia Weidwald

Production Design by
Phil Buccellato (New York)
Ivana Nikolic (Belgrade)
Marija Jocic (Belgrade)

Sound Designer
Roland Vajs

Zoran Maksimovic

Music consultant:
Suzana Peric
Jonathan Zalben

Visual Identity
Mirko Ilic

Motion Graphic Design
Urosh Perishic

Produced by:
Kino Kamera DOO (Serbia) with Penrose Film (Germany)
in collaboration with
Joroni Film (Germany) and Here and There Productions (USA)

Darko Lungulov producer
George Lekovic producer
David Nemer producer
Vladan Nikolic producer
Branislav Trifunovic producer
Katja Siegel co-producer
Julia Kleinhenz co-producer
Felix Eisele co-producer
Jim Stark co-producer
Goran Petmil co-producer

David Thornton, In the lead role of Robert, known for ‘Civil Action’ (costars with John Travolta), ‘John Q’ (with Denzel Washington), and for TV Show ‘Law and Order’. Most recently, he costars in Nick Cassavetes’ film “My Sister’s Keeper”.

Mirjana Karanovic, currently the most established Serbian actress, in the lead female role. In 2006 Mirjana was nominated for European Oscar for her role in ‘Grbavica’ (AKA “Sarajevo, mon amour”), 2006 Berlin Festival Winner. She is best known for two Cannes Festival winners: “When Father Was Away on Business” (1985) and “Underground” (1995) directed by a famous Serbian director Emir Kusturica.
Cyndi Lauper (Original song composer / Supporting Role) is an iconic American Grammy Award-winning singer and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. She exploded onto the scene in 1984, winning a Grammy for Best New Artist and selling nine million copies of ‘She's So Unusual’. Her songs were featured in at least 30 films and TV shows including: Napoleon Dynamite, John Tucker Must Die, Big Momma's House, Never Been Kissed, Unhook the Stars, Tarzan.

Branislav Trifunovic in the role of Branko. Branislav Trifunovic, young Serbian star, best known for “Seven a Half” (Roma Independent Film Festival Jury Award). Young actress Jelena Mrdja plays Ivana, Branko’s girlfriend. Fedja Stojanovic plays Tosha, Goran Radakovic plays Mirko, Ivana’s brother. Antone Pagan plays Jose Escobar, a street-wise mechanic who is “helping” Branko in New York. Mirjana Djurdjevic plays Violeta and Vlasta Velisavljevic plays Dragi, the waiter.


Darko Lungulov / Writer and Director
Born in Serbia, moved to New York in 1991. Graduated from the City College of New York. Moved back to Serbia in 2003. His documentary ‘Escape’ won the Audience Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2004 and was screened and awarded at many festivals since, including: Amsterdam International Documentary Festival, Leipzig International Documentary Festival, Go East Film Festival, Belgrade International Film Festival and Santiago de Chile Film Festival. Script for “Here and There” was awarded Balkan Fund Script Development Award at Thessaloniki Film Festival in 2006. “Here and There” won Best NY Narrative Award at its world premiere at Tribeca 2009.
Next project, in development, feature film “Monument to Michael Jackson” is based on a true story.

Mathias Schöningh/ Director of Photography
His latest accomplishment ‘Pool of Princesses’ won 2008 German film Award and DIALOGUE en Perspective Award at 2007 Berlin International Film Festival.
“House is Burning” was screened at the Cannes Film festival.

Zora Mojsilovic / Costume Designer
She is the one of the Serbia’s most respected theatre and film costume designers. Selected films; ‘Life is a Miracle’ by Emir Kusturica (Cannes 2004, 2005 César Award, France), ‘Gucha’ by Dusan Milic (Berlin 2007), “Powder Keg” by Goran Paskaljevic (Venice Fipresci Award 1998) and over 70 theater plays.

Dejan Pejovic / Composer
Dejan was European Oscar's Nominee for music in Dusan Milic's ‘Gucha’ in 2007.

Dejan Urosevic / Editor
“The Trap” by Srdan Golubovic (2008 Foreign Language Oscar - short list), ‘Tears for Sale’ (AKA Charston and Vendeta) - Toronto 2008, by Uros Stojanovic.

Mirko Ilic / Visual Identity
Renowned designer and illustrator, Mirko was art director of the TIME and THE NEW YORK TIMES Op-Ed pages for over a decade. His work is exhibited in The Smithsonian and is included in the anniversary collection of the 12 most popular American designers.

Slavimir Stojanovic / Graphic Design
One of Serbia’s most respected graphic designers created the film’s poster.

George Lekovic / Producer
George is a young NY based independent producer whose debut film was picked up by Universal's Vivendi. His recent larger scope projects include 'The Mill and the Cross' and 'Stoneman' by Lech Majewski, as well as 'Horizon' by Vladan Nikolic. George is in the final selection round for the 2009 Sundance Creative Producer Fellowship

Vladan Nikolic / Producer
Vladan is an award-winning independent filmmaker and producer, based in New York City. His features have screened in numerous film festivals to critical acclaim, including Venice, Tribeca, Telluride, Moscow, Barcelona, and many others. Vladan is also associate professor at The New School University, where he teaches directing and film production, and he also teaches digital filmmaking at NYU.

Katja Siegel, Julia Kleinhenz and Felix Eisele (German Co producers) founded Penrose Film in August 2008. Penrose Film is a film production company based in Berlin with the focus on theatrical feature and documentary films.
Web site: http://www.penrosefilm.de/

Jim Stark / Co-Producer
Legendary New York producer of independent classics such as: “Night on Earth”, “Mystery Train” and “Down by Law” by Jim Jarmush, and “In the soup” by Alexandre Rockwell.



Language: English and Serbian with English subtitles

Sound: Dolby 5.1 Digital Suround
Technical details: 35 mm - 1:1.85 – colour


Tribeca International Film Festival 2009
Best New York Narrative Award

Cinema Tous Ecrans Festival, Switzerland
*Best Directing Award “Golden Reflection” - Darko Lungulov - Reflet d’Or
pour la meilleure rČalisation
*International Critics Award -Prix FiPRESCi de la Critique internationale
*TITRA Award to distributor-Prix Titra Film SA Encouragement ‡ la distribution cinema
*Mention Speciale du Jury des Jeunes

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2009, USA
*Best Director of Foreign film - Darko Lungulov
*Best Actor in Foreign Film - David Thornton
*Spirit of Independence Award

Orlando International Festival, USA
*Best Foreign Film Award

Karlovy Vary 2009
*Variety Critics Choice Selection Europe Now – European Premiere

Skip City Festival, Japan – Asian Premiere
*Special Jury Award

Hoboken International Film Festival 2009, USA
*David Thornton – Best Actor Award

Festival International du Film d'ARRAS, France
Mirjana Karanovic – Special Mention

Bursa Silk Road Festival, Turkey
Mirjana Karanovic – Special Mention

Thesaloniki International Film Festival, Greece
2nd Best film by the votes of audience

Ournese International, Spain, 2010
Young Jury Special Mention


Best Director in 2009 - The International Federation of Film Critics,
Serbia - †FIPRESCI††Award - Darko Lungulov

Cinema City Festival 2009,
Mirjana Karanovic –Best Female Role Award

SOFEST 2009, Sopot
Darko Lungulov - Best Director Award
Mirjana Karanovic – Best Actress Award

Nis Film Festival, SERBIA
Mirjana Karanovic FIPRESCI Award – Film Critics of Serbia – Best Female Role Award

Special Award for Extraordinary Achievement
of Foreign actor in Serbian film to David Thornton

Special Award for Extraordinary Acting Achievement
to Mirjana Karanovic

*Voted by Serbian Film Academy for the candidate from Serbia for
Foreign language film Oscar (US Film Academy)
*disqualified because of too much English language in dialogue,
runner-up was sent instead

Indianapolis International Festival, SAD – Official Program “World Cinema Features”
European Film Festival - Palic, Serbia, Parallels and Encounters Program
Milano International Festival, Italy, Official Selection
Hamburg International Festival, Germany, Official Selection
Hamptons International Film Festival, USA
Mill Valley International Film Festival, USA
International Festival Molodist, Kiev, Ukraine
Balkan Snapshots, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serbian Filmfest, Vancouver, Canada - Tue. Nov. 10th
Serbian Filmfest, Toronto, Canada, Nov. 13th
Odenburg International Festival, Russia ( 25-29.11. 2009)