August, 2005 -- Guča, a quiet Serbian village, becomes a Balkan Woodstock when 200,000 people invade for a weekend of music, dancing and utter madness - all to the sound of Serbian and gypsy brass music. The film takes in the sights and sounds of Serbia’s breathtaking scenery and we get to meet locals and visitors who all seem equally as passionate about the GUCA music festival.
The film introduces the audience to two young guns competing in this years festival: Dejan Petrovic and Veljko Ostojic and follows their attempts to win the Golden Trumpet (Best Trumpet Player) at the 45th Trumpet Festival in Guca. Dejan and Veljko educate us in the ways of the Balkan trumpet as the viewer sees them rehearsing for the finals and also playing at a traditional wedding, before seeing them take to the Festival stage for the midnight concert on the eve of the finals.
Boban Markovic (also known as ‘The Godfather of the Trumpet’) and his Orchestra arrive mid-way through the festival and play a gig outside Guca Town Hall. Seeing the passions and emotions aroused by his performance gives the viewer some idea of the love the audience has for Boban, yet our young guns are keen to develop their own style and not ‘copycat’ anybody else’s methods or talents, not even the ‘Godfather’ himself.
The film climaxes during the wild 3 days of the weekend festival where dancing, drinking, emotions and passions all run riot against a backdrop of staggeringly good trumpet playing. This voyage of discovery then comes to a close at the Finals on the last day where we see and hear all the Orchestras play once last time. Then the winner of the ‘Golden Trumpet’ is announced.