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THE FROG

By Elmir JUKIC

REFRESH PRODUCTION - as PROD

Drama - Pre-Production 2013

“The Frog” is a story about a man who is faced with a choice between a hand-
grenade and a football – and he choses the ball.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
    • Languages
    • BOSNIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Elmir JUKIC
    • Writer(s)
    • Pjer ZALICA
    • Producer(s)
    • Ademir KENOVIC (Refresh)
    • Synopsis
    • Zeko (50), a barber and a former soldier, a PTSD-sufferer, invites his brother Tocho
      (40) and their fried Grga (46) for Eid, hoping to take advantage of the festive mood
      to call to reason his gambling, heavy-drinking brother, to point out his mistakes and
      push him to change. Grga, a taxi driver, is the only friend he has.
      Tocho doesn't want to listen to Zeko, he doesn't take his worlds seriously. Zeko
      thinks he will be listened to only if he does something outrageous, something
      memorable. He picks up a shaving blade and presses it on his brother's neck, forcing
      him to promise to change. Tocho leaves in fury and never wants to see him again.
      Grga opens up to Zeko, as he his not faultless either. He has a young mistress and
      lives a parallel life, with a wife and children whom he loves. Does he too deserve a
      blade across his neck too? He suggests a psychiatrist for Zeko and offers to help him.
      Left alone, on the edge, after losing his brother and his only friend, Zeko picks up
      a hand-grenade. He wants to end his life. An impending suicide is interrupted by
      the arrival of Damir (30), a young man who sells books door to door. Zeko offers
      him a shave. Damir notices a photo of Zeko from years ago, with a soccer team, at a
      tournament. He invites him to choose life, to come and play football with him and
      his friends. Damir leaves. Zeko is left alone. Faced with a choice between a bomb and
      a ball – he choses the ball.
    • Partners & financing
    • Artikulacija, Montenegro
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