LENGTH: 23 min
PRODUCED: Dog Ear Films
CO-PRODUCED: SWR & ARTE
FUNDED: FFF BAYERN, MEDIENBOARD
DIRECTOR: Andreas Henn
CAMERA: Alexander Wasielewski
CAST: Miloš Biković, Paulus Manker, Simon Schwarz
AWARDS: Over 90 Int. Film Festivals and 22 Awards
BASED ON A TRUE STORY: Did the Nazis ever see Charlie Chaplin‘s „The Great Dictator“?
May 10th, 1942: a relatively minor event on the brink of world history, which, had it not really happened, would certainly be worth of being dreamt up. All of Yugoslavia is occupied by Nazi-Germany. Nikola, a young Serbian projectionist, has had more than enough.
Instead of emulating his violent Partisan friends, Nikola decides to teach the Germans a lesson all by himself. His weapon of choice: ,The Great Dictator‘ by Charlie Chaplin. His target: a cinema for German soldiers right in the heart of Serbia. What happens there, Nikola couldn't possibly have imagined in his wildest dreams.
„A day without laughter, is a day wasted.“ (Charlie Chaplin)