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by Siniša Galić


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.

international title: Open Cage
original title: Otvoreni kavez
country: Serbia, Germany
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Siniša Galić
film run: 70'
release date: DE 16/05/2015, RS 13/06/2015
screenplay: Siniša Galić, Jelena Ruzic
cast: Leni Wesselman, Jelena Rakocevic, Nenad Okanovic, Boris Komnenić, Heiko Pinkowski
cinematography by: Falk Minkner, Hannes Francke
film editing: Thomas Schütze
music: Matija Strniša
production: E.T.M. Production Belgrade, Nema Love Film Berlin


main awards/selection

Cinema City Film Festival Novi Sad 2015

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