Ciambra
22 November 2017

Mostar United

Mostar United

original title:

MOSTAR UNITED

directed by:

screenplay:

cinematography:

Brand Ferro

editing:

Rasmus Høgdall Mølgaard

music:

Daniele Rossi

production:

Stefilm, Petra Pan Film Production, supported by Regione Piemonte, Film Commission Torino Piemonte

country:

Italy/Slovenia

year:

2008

film run:

54'

format:

HD - colour

status:

Ready (30/09/2008)

festival & awards:

Mensud fought in the Bosnian war, defending his hometown Mostar and the Old Bridge. Now that peace has returned and the Bridge has been rebuilt, Mensud is fighting once again, this time against the new nationalist mentality. Torn apart and enraged by ethnical conflict, Mostar is more like two ghettos divided by a big boulevard, than the joyful Montmartre of the Balkans that it was before the war. From the pitch of the Velez football school, the legendary team of Mostar, Mensud teaches an army of kids the value of friendship and unity. His son, Dzenan, his best player, cannot stand this struggle any longer. He dreams of playing for a major European team and living in a safe environment. It's not easy for Mensud to accept this bitter end but a new generation of kids is already on the pitch waiting for him.