Serbia, 2007, 112 min
Direction: Darko Bajić
Cast: Miki Manojlović, Ana Franić, Michael Piccirilli, Tim Seyfi, Dragan Nikolić, Branislav Lečić, Bojana Maljević, Goran Jevtić
Selection: National Class
Festival visitors have a chance to see a movie called Na lepom plavom Dunavu (On the Beautiful Blue Danube) in National Class Selection. The movie was made by renowned domestic director Darko Bajić, based on the screenplay by Nebojša Romačević. It is to be shown on the 19th of June, at 20:15, in Serbian National Theatre.
The storyline goes on a luxurious ship called Kriemhild during a two-day journey from Vienna to Belgrade. It shows the encounter of western and eastern parts of Europe through the mixture of different mentalities, cultural and national identities. Yet, they have something in common – discontent with their ways of living. Physically and mentally exhausted by their jobs, westerns finally try to relax and find fun in pure hedonism, through consumption of sex and alcohol. The young eastern Kriemhild crew sees the unique opportunity to earn money, and maybe, finally, to manage to stop the flow of discontent in their lives. The ship is, after all, an excellent place to supersede prejudices and stereotypical images. The Kriemhild passengers finally begin to open themselves emotionally; they become freer and discover their true identities.
A special esthetic element of this melodrama with humor elements is its music made by Bora Đorđević, Momčilo Bajagić, Kiki Lesandrić, Rambo Amadeus and Vlada Divljan.