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A big life drama skilfully narrated in an emotional, memorable story on the iconic singer Toma Zdravkovic, knowns and loved in the whole of ex-Yugoslavia not only for his songs, lyrics and beautiful voice, but also for his bohemian way of life.

This biopic explores both the very beginnings and the height of fame of the legendary Serbian folk singer Toma Zdravkovic. It dives into relationships with the women he loved, who inspired him to compose some of his greatest hits, as well as a huge number of friends he had in the artistic milieu of former Yugoslavia who create eccentric storylines of their own enriching Toma’s story. Told through parallel storylines, the film follows the relationship between Toma and a doctor who starts Toma’s treatment, and how it evolves into a friendship. The other part unfolds Toma’s life from childhood to a friendship with the singer Silvana Armenulic, that will have crucial effect on his career and private life, to the time when he reached unfathomed popularity, but also touched the bottom of life. This is the story of the soul. 

Serbia | 2021 | 140 min

DIRECTORS: Dragan Bjelogrlic, Zoran Lisinac

PRODUCTION: Dragan Bjelogrlic – Cobra Film; Zeljko Joksimovic – Minacord

CAST: Milan Maric, Tamara Dragicevic, Petar Bencina, Mirjana Karanovic

SCREENPLAY: Nikola Pejakovic, Zoran Lisinac; Dragan Bjelogrlic, Maja Todorovic


EDITING: Milena Predic

Sunday 24.4. / 18:00 / Zaal 1 – CLOSING FILM



Sarajevo Film Festival, 2021 – World Premiere