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When Day Breaks

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  • RS, FR, HR
  • 2012
  • 90'
  • DCP, 35 mm
  • color
  • drama
  • Serbian
  • Orig. Title: Kad svane dan

Misha Brankov is a retired music professor. One morning he receives a letter asking him to contact the Jewish Museum in Belgrade. There, he learns that during excavations on the city sewers, an iron box was found on the site of an infamous World War ii concentration camp for Serbian Jews. Inside the box is an unfinished musical score called When Day Breaks, composed by camp inmate Isaac Weiss. Prompted by this discovery, Misha starts searching for the truth about himself and his origins, and he uncovers the little-known truth about the Judenlager Semlin camp, one of the worst Nazi execution sites, in the heart of contemporary Belgrade. He becomes obsessed with the idea of completing the unfinished composition, and performing it on the site of the former camp. Pursuing this obsession will change not only his own life, but also the lives of all those around him.

Goran Paskaljević
Filip David, Goran Paskaljević
Milan Spasić
Kristina Poženel
Production Design
Milenko Jeremić
Costume Design
Marina Vukasović Medenica
Vlatko Stefanovski
Sound Design
Velibor Hajduković, Nebojša Zorić
Mustafa Nadarević, Meto Jovanovski, Predrag Ejdus, Mira Banjac, Nebojša Glogovac, Nada Šargin, Ana Stefanović, Zafir Hadžimanov, Olga Odanović
Goran Paskaljević
Ilann Girard, Damir Terešak
Nova film (RS)
Intermedia Network (RS), Zepter International (RS), MaXima Film (HR), Arsam Film (FR), Wanda Vision (ES)

Selected Filmography – Goran Paskaljević (1947)

  • Honeymoons (2009) – feature film
  • Midwinter Night’s Dream (2004) – feature film
  • Cabaret Balkan (1998) – feature film
  • Tango argentino (1992) – feature film
  • Time of Miracles (1989) – feature film
  • The Elusive Summer of ‘68 (1984) – feature film
  • Special Treatment (1980) – feature film
  • The Days on Earth Are Flowing (1979) – feature film
  • The Dog Who Loved Trains (1977) – feature film
  • Beach Guard in Winter (1976) – feature film

Croatian film catalogue

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