The Happiest Man in the World


The Happiest Man in the World

Asja, a 40-year-old single woman, lives in Sarajevo. In order to meet new people, she ends up spending her Saturday in a speed dating event. She’s matched with Zoran, a 43-year-old banker. However, Zoran is not looking for love but forgiveness.

Original Title The Happiest Man in the World
German Title The Happiest Man in the World
French Title L'Homme le plus heureux du monde
Other Titles The Happiest Man in the World
Directed by Teona Strugar Mitevska
Country North Macedonia
Available Formats
Screenplay Elma Tataragić, Teona Strugar Mitevska
Film Editing Per K. Kirkegaard
Soundtrack Ingrid Simon
Cinematography Virginie Saint Martin
Sound Viktor Grabar
Décors Vuk Mitevski
Costumes Monika Lorber
Production Labina Mitevska
Runtime 95 Min.
Language Bosnisch/d/f
Jelena Kordić Kuret Asja
Adnan Omerović Zoran
Labina Mitevska Marta
Ana Kostovska Mersiha
Ksenija Marinković Azemina
Izudin Bajrović Asim
Irma Alimanović Ema
Vedrana Božinović Aida
Mona Muratović Sabina
Nikolina Kujača Elvira
Sinisa Vidović Kerim
Kemal Rizvanović Neven

Venice Film Festival

Haifa International Film Festival

«Eine stilsichere Auseinandersetzung mit dem Schuld-und-Sühne-Thema. Teona Strugar Mitevska beweist erneut, dass sie Haltung und Unterhaltung gut verbinden kann.» Outnow, Roland Meier

«Ein klug geschriebenes, mutiges und zugleich einzigartiges Werk, das zeigt, was die Traumata eines Krieges anrichten können.» Film Inquiry

«Trente ans plus tard, la guerre en Bosnie couve toujours, ses blessures prêtes à ressurgir à tout moment, comme en témoigne le film de Teona Strugar Mitevska.» Cineuropa

«Ein dramatisch starkes, gekonnt inszeniertes Stück, das von Anfang an fesselt.» Screen International


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