Young Men Discovering the World

The feature documentary was made by Radim Špaček, a student of the Department of Directing at FAMU in Prague, in an authentic environment of besieged Sarajevo.

Mladí muži poznávají svět
Czechia 1995
  • Czech
73 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Marek, a young Czech journalist, arrives in besieged Sarajevo. He soon stops being a foreigner observing activities impersonally through the cold eye of his videocamera. Firstly as he soon realizes that his own life is also at stake, and secondly because he is bound to see things differently after having made friends with young people: Leyla and her boyfriend Adnan, a Muslim. He learnes about life in streets incessantly under fire, the rules of the black market whis is the main source of food for Leyla and her family. He records statements made by the girl and her boyfriend who do not know how much longer they will live and if they will survive at all. He listens to their simple dreams… like walking down a street without the fear of being shot by a sniper…

Please excuse the lower technical quality. Original footage is not available in higher resolution.

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Director: Radim Špaček
Screenplay: Radim Špaček
Cinematography: Radim Špaček
Music: Ognjen Šavija, Neboj Šavija
Sound: Nezir Trgo
Editing: Jiří Brožek, Radim Špaček
Producer: Ráchel Macková
Cast: Marek Brodský, Riad Ljutović, Adnan Hasovič, Alexandra Subotičová,

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

1996 – Radim Špaček (Award of Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention)

  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.