Fiction short / 2013.

DirectorNebojša Slijepčević
ScreenplayNebojša Slijepčević
CastMarko Nikolić, Rakan Rushaidat, Ivan Ožegović, Igor Hamer, Damir Šaban
CinematographyMiran Krčadinac
EditingIva Kraljević, Nebojša Slijepčević
Sound designHrvoje Radnić
ProducerVanja Jambrović, Hrvoje Osvadić
ProductionPetnaesta umjetnost
Co-productionKinoljetka, Media Pro audiovizual
DistributionPetnaesta umjetnost
SupportHrvatski audiovizualni centar (HAVC)


A stranger enters a local bar which serves as a daily hangout for the guys from a nearby betting shop. The stranger leaves a box there. He asks them to keep an eye on it, but without opening it. However, curiosity takes the upper hand, and they open it. When the stranger catches them in the act, the situation becomes complicated. While the audience agrees that the stranger is in the right, they are curious as well. The fact that the ‘bad guys’ in the movie are driven by the same urge as the viewers places the audience in an ambivalent position.

Year: 2013. / Format: DCP / Duration: 25’color / Orig. Title: U kutiji

About director

Nebojša Slijepčević

Born in Sarajevo in 1973. He obtained a degree in Film and TV Directing from the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art. He made 35 epiosdes of the documentary TV series Direkt, produced by Fade In. The episode Fatherless won him Best Script Award at the Days of Croatian Film and Audience Award at ZagrebDox. His documentary film In 4 Years was awarded at film festivals in Sarajevo and Verona and his documentary TV program City Folk was shown on a dozen of European TV stations. In 2009 he directed one story of Zagreb Stories omnibus film. In 2011 he directed his first animated film, Dog/Rabbit. His feature-length documentary comedy Gangster of Love (2013), about love stories in the 21st century was awarded at numerous film festivals in Croatia and abroad.

Festivals and Awards

  • Days of Croatian Film 2013, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Zagreb Film Festival 2013, Zagreb, Croatia
  • City of Soria International Short Film Festival 2013, Spain
  • Trieste International Film Festival 2014, Italija
  • Festival International du Court Metrage de Tiznit 2014, Morocco
  • Vilnius International Film Festival 2014, Lithuania
  • Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2014, Belgrade
  • International Film Festival Festroia