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by Dusan Milic


The tiny Serb town of Gucha would never have had any claim to fame had it not been for the « World Brass Championships». For over 40 years, over a quarter of a million visitors and the crème de la crème of gypsy brass instrumentalists from the Balkans have been meeting here annually. Every year, more than a dozen bands play before a jury in the hopes of winning the Golden Trumpet. After having won the prize for five years on the trot, Boban Markovic and his band – all outstanding proponents of « Balkan Fusion » music – now only perform out-of-competition. One member of the “Boban Markovic Orkestar” is soloist and arranger Marko – who happens to be Boban’s 19-year-old son.

international title: Gucha - Distant Trumpet
original title: Gucha
country: Serbia, Germany, Serbia and Montenegro, Bulgaria, Austria
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2007
genre: docu-fiction
directed by: Dusan Milic
film run: 94'
screenplay: Dusan Milic
cast: Marko Markovic, Aleksandra Manasijevic, Mladen Nelevic, Svetislav Pesic, Slavoljub Pesic
cinematography by: Petar Popović
film editing: Marko Glušac
art director: Aleksandar Denić
costumes designer: Zora Mojsilović
music: Dejan Pejović
producer: Goran Radakovic, Dusal Milic, Emir Kusturica, Stefan Kitanov, Karl Baumgarnter, Josef Aichholzer, Thanassis Karathanos
production: Rasta Films, Pallas Film GmbH, Aichholzer Filmproduktion, Art film Bugarska