SYNOPSIS

Fikret Varupa would be a totally ordinary sixteen year old boy from Sarajevo had it not been for an incredible stroke of bad luck. At the traditional Muslim funeral service for his father, he learns that his father owes money to Hamid, a man he does not even know. The debt is considerable and Hamid does not want it to go to the grave with the body, so the debt automatically passes from the father to the son.
Since in Bosnia this way of collecting debts, at a funeral, is considered to be utterly humiliating, it is never, ever applied. Fikret and his entire family become subjects of ridicule.
Fikret, who is practically still a child, is decisive to "redeem his father's soul". Wishing to repay his father's debt and to secure the forgiveness, Fikret wanders into the real world of Sarajevo, the world that is ruled by post-war chaos, misery and poverty and becomes an ideal target for two corrupted policemen who wish to "help" him: they plant the kidnapped girl on him.

DIRECTOR STATEMENT

I am part of a generation of sons whose fathers left them nothing but a legacy of destroyed cities, fallen principles and the chaos of a broken society. Generations of sons have become hostages of bad decisions made in the past.

This film is about the moment when we, the sons, must decide whether to correct our fathers' mistakes or simply tell them to fuck off. My choice is the latter.

Original title:

LJETO U ZLATNOJ DOLINI

French title:

L'ETÉ DANS LA VALLÉE D'OR

Format: 35mm

Screen ratio: 1:1.1,85

Speed: 24 frs

Sound: Dolby SRD

Duration: 104 min.

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REFRESH Production BiH
Fildebroc S.A. France
Clubdeal Ltd, UK

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