Champion

Synopsis:

In 1993, during a ceasefire in the war in Bosnia, the inhabitants of a small town try to return to normal life. Soldiers come home from the battlefield and comment on the ceasefire at the local coffee shop. Andrija, the local halfwit, lives off the soldiers’ charity. He is convinced that he is a champion athlete and claims he could beat the best sprinter of all time – Carl Lewis. In his ‘preparations for the race’, he waits for the sound of the starting pistol (in this case, a stray bullet fired from a gun), then he runs wildly around the war-ravaged town. Andrija’s ‘race’ that goes nowhere ends another ceasefire with the pointless death of yet another innocent victim.

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Champion
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Sampion
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Croatian , Bosnian
Duration
14
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With the support of the Eurimages Fund of the Council of Europe

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