Director: Jasmila Žbanić

Screenwriter: Jasmila Žbanić

Cinematografpher: Christine A. Maier

Scenography: Kemal Hrustanović

Costume Designer: Hodžić Lejla

Music: Niki Mossböck

Sound Designer: Čamo Igor

Editor: Niki Mossböck

Cast: Bery Jasna Ornela, Muftić Emina, Mirjana Karanović, Leon Lučev, Jasna Žalica, Ermin Bravo, Dejan Aćimović, Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Bogdan Diklić, Semka Sokolović, Nada Đurevska, Luna Mijović, Kemal Čatić

Producer: Ibrahimović Damir


Kranjčevića 43, 71000 Sarajevo
Tel. / fax.: +387 33 66 85 59,

COOP 99, Noir Film, Jadran Film


Single mother Esma lives with her 12-year-old daughter Sara in Grbavica neighbourhood in Sarajevo. Unable to make ends meet with the meagre government aid she receives, Esma takes a job as a waitress in a nightclub. Still haunted by violent events in her past, Esma attends group therapy sessions at a local Women’s Center. In addition to relying on her best friend Sabina, Esma also finds a kindred spirit in Pelda, a compassionate male co-worker from the nightclub. Sara’s father becomes an issue when she requires the certificate proving that he died a shaheed, a holy war martyr, so that she can receive a discount for an upcoming school trip. Esma claims acquiring the certificate is difficult since his body has yet to be found. Meanwhile, Esma searches desperately to borrow money to pay for Sara’s trip.