Archive Cinema City 2013.

When Day Breaks

Kad svane dan

Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Year: 2012
Duration: 78 min

Director: Goran Paskaljević
Scenario: Filip David, Goran Paskaljević

Cast: Mustafa Nadarević,Nebojša Glogovac, Mira Banjac, Predrag Ejdus, Meto Jovanovski, Nada Šargin, Zafir Hadžimanov, Rade Kojadinović, Toma Jovanović, Olga Odanović - Petrović, Jelena Đulvezan, Bora Nenić, Ana Stefanović, Marko Jeremić, Aron Balazs, Vlasta Velisavljević, Čarni Đerić, Aleksandra Širkić, Milan Tomić

Programme selection: National Class

Original language: Serbian, German
Subtitles: English

(Out of competition)


"When day breaks" is the story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins.

At the place where once stood a Nazi concentration camp for Jews during World War II, a metal box filled with documents is found. It was buried by an inmate Isaac Weiss in the year 1941.

The professor finds out that his real parents, the Weiss's, gave him away to their friends, the Brankovs, just before they were taken into the camp.

Inside the box there is an unfinished musical score, called "When day breaks", composed by the inmate Isaac Weiss.

Searching for the truth about himself and his origins, Misha discovers the little-known truth about Judenlager Semlin camp, one of the worst Nazi execution sites in the heart of contemporary Belgrade.

At the same time the professor's obsession is to complete the composition, started by his father, and to perform it on the site of the former camp ... which he, after many vicissitudes, finally succeeds.