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Border Post (2006)
Karaula (original title)
Fiction, 94 min
 
Production countries   Bosnia-Herzegovina,Croatia,Slovenia,Serbia,Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,United Kingdom,Hungary
Languages   Serbian,Croatian,Slovene
Director   Rajko Grlic
Scriptwriters   Rajko Grlic, Ante Tomic
Producer   Ademir Kenovic
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Plot keywords    
drama, Comedy, action
 
   
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Plot
At a small border-post on the Yugoslav-Albanian border, yet another generation of soldiers suffering the usual amount of boredom awaits the end of their service, counting days to the moment when they should take their uniforms off for good. It is the spring of 1987 and the thought never even crosses their mind that they would, in fact, put them back on quite soon and go to war. These are the last days of the country called Yugoslavia. Yet no one knew at the time.
Daily routine of the army is disrupted by unusual circumstances. Frustrated and always drunk, lieutenant Safet Pasic feels a strange pain in his groins. He seeks help from the only doctor among the soldiers, Sinisa Sircevic, who finds out, very discretely, that it's a sexually transmitted disease. Not wishing his wife to know about it and trying to find excuses not to go home, Pasic 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 days go by, Sinisa embarks on a dangerous liaison, and his best friend Ljuba Paunovic makes an unconditional decision to leave the army. The situation slowly runs out of control...
Speaking about not so distant past with no nostalgia and no hatred, Border Post is a comedy about people on the verge of tragedy.

Awards and Nominations

Golden Dolphin at Troia IFF 2007
Silver Dolphin at Troia IFF 2007
Audience Award at Trieste Film Festival 2007
Golden Arena at Pula Film Festival 2006
San Sebastian IFF 2006 Nomination



 
Technical Specifications Image / Sound
Color / Black & White   Color
Sound format   Dolby Digital
Aspect ratio   1.85:1
Production format   35mm
Camera   ARRIFLEX 535B
Distribution format   35mm
 
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