Great
Shortfilm
Length:
23 min
Format:
Short Film
Produced:
Dog Ear Films
Co-Produced:
SWR & ARTE
Funded:
FFF Bayern, Medienboard
Director:
Andreas Henn
Cast:
Miloš Biković, Paulus Manker, Simon Schwarz

Awards:

Over 90 Int. Film Festivals and 22 Awards

Based on a true story: Did the Nazis ever see Charlie Chaplin‘s „The Great Dictator“?

May 10th, 1942: a relatively minor event on the brink of world history, which, had it not really happened, would certainly be worth of being dreamt up. All of Yugoslavia is occupied by Nazi-Germany. Nikola, a young Serbian projectionist, has had more than enough.

Instead of emulating his violent Partisan friends, Nikola decides to teach the Germans a lesson all by himself. His weapon of choice: ,The Great Dictator‘ by Charlie Chaplin. His target: a cinema for German soldiers right in the heart of Serbia. What happens there, Nikola couldn't possibly have imagined in his wildest dreams.

„A day without laughter, is a day wasted.“ (Charlie Chaplin)