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.

Director
Claudia Tosi
Story
Claudia Tosi
Screenplay
Claudia Tosi
Director of photography
Brand Ferro
Film Editor
Rasmus H?gdall M?lgaard
Original Music
Daniele Rossi e Like a shadow
Music
musiche popolari bosniache
Sound
Nenad Orucevic
Altri credits
Marco Torrisi (assistente alla post-produzione); Vladimir Rakic (sound design); Fulvia Troja (fotografo di scena) || Materiale di repertorio: Superottimisti - Archivio regionale di film di famiglia (immagini di repertorio)
Production Director
Petra Seliskar
Organizzatore generale
Elena Filippini
Executive production
Elena Filippini e Stefano Tealdi
Producer
Edoardo Fracchia
Co-producer
Petra Seliskar Pan Film Production (Slovenia) e Multicanal Iberia s.l.u. In associazione con Lichtpunt, YLE FST, NRK, RTV BiH Bosnia-Erzegovina, RTV Slovenija, TSI
Production
con il sostegno di Slovenian Film Fund, Film Commission Torino Piemonte e della Regione Piemonte (Piemonte Doc Film Fund - Fondo regionale per il documentario - post produzione aprile 2008), Provincia di Modena, Assemblea Legislativa Regione Emilia-Romagna, UISP-Peacegames per Adottalapace, Movimenta.
Distribution
Programma MEDIA (UE)
Assistente alla regia
Nenad Orucevic
International sales
Stefilm International
Festival - markets - events

         2009 Prix Europe 2009 - selection
19/07/2009 Sarajevo - Sarajevo Film Festival
11/07/2009 Casalecchio di Reno - Centro sportivo S. Allende
      7/2009 Bardonecchia (TO) - Documentary in Europe
      6/2009 Genova Genova Film Festival
      3/2009 Torino - Piemonte Movie 2009- Un anno di cinema sotto la Mole
21/01/2009 Trieste - Trieste Film Festival - 2° Classificato Premio del Pubblico concorso Doc
28/11/2008 Milano - Festival Filmaker di Milano   
     11/2008 Amsterdam - IDFA International Doc Film Festival Amsterdam

Contacts
Stefilm International