Antiwar drama based on a true incident, in which a group of Serbian soldiers are trapped for several days in a tunnel by Muslim militiamen. The film opens with a simulated newsreel of Communist officials, surrounded by Communist youth groups, inaugurating the Brotherhood and Unity Tunnel in Bosnia on a road connecting Zagreb and Belgrade. But the tunnel is never finished and is never put to use, like so many of the huge projects foisted on Yugoslavia by the Government. Two young boys, one a Muslim and the other a Serb, grow up together near the empty tunnel and believe that an ogre lives inside. As the war looms over Bosnia in 1992, the friends are drawn into opposing sides.


Srdjan Dragojevic