Archive Cinema City 2015.

Open Cage

Otvoreni kavez

Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Serbia
Year: 2015
Duration: 70'

Director: Siniša Galić
Scenario: Jelena Ružić, Siniša Galić

Cast: Leni Wesselman, Jelena Rakočević-Cekić, Nenad Okanović, Boris Komennić, Heiko Pinkowski, Jelica Sretenović, Ružica Sokić, Milan Kovačević, Višnja Obradović, Nadja Nedeljković, Elisabeth Degen

Programme selection: National Class


Anna (Leni Wesselman), a young photojournalist from Berlin, travels to Serbia to make a photo documentary about refugees. Upon her arrival to Belgrade, Serbia’s capital, Anna finds out that she can’t realize her task the way she planned. Through the cabdriver Dzeki (Nenad Okanović), she meets the distrustful but interesting young refugee Maja (Jelena Rakočević-Cekić) who works at a nearby fast food restaurant. Miserable with her life in Serbia, Maja dreams of a new beginning somewhere abroad. In an attempt to successfully finish her project, Anna starts photographing Maja, secretly making a documentary about her. Blinded by the wish to change her life, Maja doesn't realize Anna’s true intentions.

Festivals and awards:

Kustendorf, European Film Market Berlin

Original language: English, Serbian, German
Subtitle: English, Serbian

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