Three veterans of Bosnian war – a Serb, a Croat and a Bosniak – talk about their war experience and share their memories… Three stories told by three men who fought on three different sides in the war that all of them consider absurd.

This short documentary collage tells us that the war should still be discussed. The film was made from the passenger seat of a car: it shows three war veterans – a Serb, a Croat and a Bosniak – sharing their war experience and memories. All three of them were actively involved in the war(s) in the former Yugoslavia. With minimal interventions, Dević manages to convey three stories by three men who fought on three different sides but who share the conviction that war is absurd.


Goran Dević

Author of documentary and fiction films, awarded in Croatia and abroad. Together with Zvonimir Jurić, he directed the awarded feature film ''The Blacks'' (2009), proclaimed by critics as the best Croatian (anti)war film.
Original title: Tri
Year of production: 2007.
Screening time: 30'
Format: HDCam, DigiBeta
Production: Mediacentar Sarajevo, Factum
Co-producer: Zagreb film
Co-financiers: CARDS, IOD BIH, Swedish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights
Written and directed by: Goran Dević
Produced by: Nenad Puhovski
Associate scriptwriter: Zvonimir Jurić
Cinematography by: Jure Černec, Tamara Cesarec
Edited by: Vanja Siruček
Protagonists: Novica Kostić, Ivica Petrić, Narcis Mišanović
Sound design: Dubravka Premar, Gordan Fučkar
Sound recording: Hrvoje Grill, Zlatan Čehić
Graphic design: Damir Gamulin

Festivals & Awards:

Sarajevo Film Festival 2008 - EDN Talent Grant; One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2008 – Prague Mayor's Award for Best Short Film; Liburnia Film Festival 2008; International Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen 2009; Signes de Nuit 2009; Days of Sarajevo; South Caucasus Documentary Film Festival; ZagrebDox 2009; Dokufest Prizren 2009 – Special Mention for Short Documentary Film; Documentary Film and Video Festival Kassel 2009; Doclisboa International Film Festival 2009; Free Zone Film Festival 2009; Isola Cinema IFF; Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz 2010; International Short Film Festival Winterthur 2012; Go East Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (Wiesbaden, 2015) - program Beyond Belongings