Death in Sarajevo


The Main 3 Mon, Apr 17, 2017 9:40 PM
The Main 3 Fri, Apr 21, 2017 7:20 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Smrt u Sarajevu
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Culture & Society
Social Justice
Oscar Submission
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2016
Runtime:85 min
Festivals & Awards:Silver Bear: Jury Grand Prix & FIPRESCI Prize - Berlinale
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Match Factory
Director:Danis Tanovic
Producer:François Margolin
Amra Bakšic Camo
Cinematographer:Erol Zubcevic
Screenwriter:Danis Tanovic
Editor:Redžinald Šimek
Composer:Mirza Tahirovic
Principal Cast:Jacques Weber
Snežana Vidovic
Izudin Bajrovic
Vedrana Seksan
Muhamed Hadžovic
Filmography:No Man's Land ('01)
Hell ('05)
Triage ('09)
Cirkus Columbia ('10)
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker ('13)
Tigers ('14)


Sarajevo‘s Hotel Europe is bustling in preparation for a European Union gala for the centennial of Archduke Franz Ferdinand‘s assassination and the launch of World War I. But when the disgruntled staff plans to strike because they haven‘t been paid for two months, a “great war” on a smaller scale begins to unfold behind the scenes.

With no time to lose, the hotel manager hires a thug to stop the strike, a union rep goes missing, and a whole cavalcade of disaster is unleashed on the guests and the employees. From the hotel roof to the cellar club, via reception, laundry room and kitchen, increasing tensions turn the Hotel Europe into an ideological pressure cooker.

Oscar-winning director Danis Tanovic’s latest film has been described as reminiscent of Robert Altman and won the Jury Grand Prix at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s official submission to the 89th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Director's Biography

Death in Sarajevo is Danis Tanovic’s seventh feature film, and actually his first shot entirely in his hometown of Sarajevo. Tanovic’s 2001 debut feature, No Man’s Land, won the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Since then his feature films have received numerous awards and nominations worldwide.