The woman with a broken nose

Zena sa slomljenim nosem
2010 – 35mm – colore - 101’

Direction: Srđan Koljević
Screenplay: Srđan Koljević
Photography: Goran Volarevic
Editing: Marko Glusac
Set design: Zorana Petrov, Lana Prolic
Music: Mario Schneider
Costumes: Nebojsa Lipanovic
Cast: Nebojša Glogovac, Branka Katic, Anica Dobra, Nada Šargin, Jasna Žalica, Vuk Kostić, Nikola Rakočević, Stipe Erceg
Producers: Alexander Ris, Jelena Mitrović, Srdan Golubović
Production: Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion GmbH, Film House Bas Celik
World sales: Aktis Film International GmbH, Media City, Altenburger Str. 7, D-04275 Leipzig, phone: +49 341 3500 2611, fax: +49 341 3500 2619, mail:,


A young woman with a baby and a freshly broken nose steps out of a taxi caught in a traffic jam on the Belgrade Bridge, leaving her baby behind in the car and throws herself off the bridge.
What starts with a suicide attempt will connect the lives of the three witnesses: Gavrilo, the taxi driver, a hard-boiled Bosnian refugee, is stuck with the baby. Anica, the high school teacher is recalling the drama of losing her son by car accident and the pharmacist Biljana is suddenly realizing that she doesn’t want to marry her fiancé and runs away.


“In clashes with impossible loves, unexpected saviors in different ways save each other and discover a reason for living.
It’s a film about Belgrade today, in a moment when the pendulum of energy and emotions is swinging from the years of wars, destruction and hate – to the other end: to life, the rediscovery of love, and overcoming the scars of the past.”


Born in 1966. Director and screenwriter, graduated in screenwriting and playwriting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade, where he teaches screenwriting today. Srđan Koljević is the most produced and most awarded screenwriter in the region of former Yugoslavia since his screenwriting debut in 1993. He wrote or co-wrote seven feature films (Why have you left me (1993) by Oleg Novković, Premeditated murder (1996) by Gorčin Stojanović, The hornet (1998) by Gorčin Stojanović, Sky hook (2000) by Ljubiša Samardžić, Normal people (2001) by Oleg Novković, Natasha (2001) by Ljubiša Samardžić, The trap (2007) by Srdan Golubovic), all of them national box office hits and awarded internationally – but his directorial debut Sivi kamion crvene boje (Red coloured grey truck, 2004), earned him the widest recognition of international audience, festivals and critics, and it has received 11 international awards,  and 13 national awards. Zena sa slomljenim nosem (The woman with a broken nose) his second feature as a director.


2004 Sivi kamion crvene boje (Red coloured grey truck)
2010 Zena sa slomljenim nosem (The woman with a broken nose)


2004 Montpellier FF – Cinema Mediterranean: Hessian Film Award 2004, Best Feature Film Audience Award
2004 Mannheim Heidelberg IFF: Audience Award, Special Mention of the Festival Jury, Recommendation of the Jury of Cinema Owners
2005 Alpe Adria FF: Audience Award, Best Script
2005 Sofia IFF: Special Award of the Festival Jury
2005 Troia IFF: Special Award for the First Film
2005 Alexandria IFF: Special Award of the Jury
2005 Warsaw IFF: FIPRESCI Prize
2010 Karlovy Vary IFF – East of the West: in Competition


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