Mostar United

  • Documentary-Fiction Film
  • 72’
sport, war
  • 2008
  • Italy, Slovenia

Mensud fought in the Bosnian war, defending his hometown Mostar and the Old Bridge. Now peace has returned and the Old Bridge has been rebuilt. But torn apart by the ethnic conflict, Mostar is more like a ghetto than the joyful Montmartre of the Balkans it was before the war. Mensud is fighting once again, this time against the new nationalist mentality. On the football court of the legendary Vele

Mensud fought in the Bosnian war, defending his hometown Mostar and the Old Bridge. Now peace has returned and the Old Bridge has been rebuilt. But torn apart by the ethnic conflict, Mostar is more like a ghetto than the joyful Montmartre of the Balkans it was before the war. Mensud is fighting once again, this time against the new nationalist mentality. On the football court of the legendary Velež football club, Mensud teaches his army of kids the values of brotherhood and unity. His son Dženan, one of his players, cannot stand the pressure of everyday life any longer. He dreams of playing for a major European team and living in a safe environment. It is not easy for Mensud to accept this, but a new generation of kids is already waiting for him on the football court.

Director Claudia Tosi

Writing

screenwriter

Direction

director

Production

producer
co-producer
executive producer
executive producer

Cinematography

director of photography

Editing

Sound design

sound designer
assistant director
song lyrics

production

co-production
co-production
co-production
financing
financing
Premiere
19.11.2008, Netherlands
Genres
sport, war
Production countries
Italy, Slovenia
Languages
bosnian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,77:1 // 16:9
Duration and length
72 minutes / 1975 meters
Colour
Colour
Sound
stereo
Negative format
video HDCAM
Screening formats
film 35mm
video Betacam SP
Budget
Budget estimate
208,246 EUR

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