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ProducerSinisa Dragin – Mrakonia Film
WriterSinisa Dragin
CameraEugen Oprina
EditorSinisa Dragin
CastRichard Hladik, Ioana Bugarin
SoundHorea Murgu
Original TitleSCUZA-MA
Length12 min

A shy young man drawn into his own universe has a special encounter with a beautiful teenage girl in a bus in Bucharest.
The film is introduced by our team member and film coordinator Oana Stupariu. Dutch Premiere.


Winner of the Tiger Award at IFFR 2002, Serbian-Romanian director Sinisa Dragin made a beautiful and touching no-budget short film in just about two shooting days. The film tells the story of what appears to be a very quiet and introverted teenage boy with two particular interests, both related to water: fish and swimming. As he quietly travels by bus back and forth between his daily interests, he has a short encounter with a beautiful teenage girl. Beautifully photographed on the streets of Bucharest and on locations, emotionally touching, told with nearly no dialogue. Dragin describes his film “Sorry” as a love story that happens between bus stops.