Enclave (film)

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Enclave (film).jpg
Film poster
Directed byGoran Radovanović
Produced byNico Hain
Written byGoran Radovanović
StarringNebojsa Glogovac
Anica Dobra
Miodrag Krivokapić
Music byEleni Karaindrou
Irena Popović
CinematographyAxel Schneppat
Edited byAndrija Zafranovic
Release date
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  • 19 March 2015 (2015-03-19)
Running time
92 minutes

Enclave (Serbian: Енклава / Enklava) is a 2015 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Goran Radovanović.[1] It was one of six films shortlisted by Serbia to be their submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.[2] On 3 September 2015 it was selected to represent Serbia for the Foreign Language Oscar.[3][4]

The main theme of the film is life of Kosovo Serbs in small isolated ethnic enclaves.[5]


The film follows a young Serbian boy named Nenad, who was living in a ghetto that was the product of a previous war. Rather than having a linear plot line, the film focuses on the different unfortunate events in Nenad's life, sometimes revisiting past events. Specifically, the events are:

  • Nenad is driven to school each day in an armoured car. This is due to the discrimination against him by everyone not living in his enclave. There is only one teacher at his school and he is also the only student. However, his teacher later leaves the war-torn place, and his school trips end.
  • Nenad witnesses his grandfather die.
  • Nenad gets mixed up with some bad friends. After swimming with them, his clothes fall into the river and are lost. As a result he is whipped by his father.
  • A man attempts to steal Nenad's father's cattle and Nenad's father attempts to shoot him. The police arrive and arrest Nenad's father and confiscate all of his illegally owned weapons, which were kept in a box under his bed. The police offer Nenad's father a chance at employment at the police station, but he turns it down.
  • Nenad's hostile friends trap him under a giant bell for refusing to play a game, and the leading boy (Baskim) pulls out a pistol and shoots the bell. This causes the bullet to ricochet and hit Baskim.
  • Baskim's family questions him about who shot him. Baskim responds, "A Serb." Baskim's family and their gang set the Serbian enclave on fire, trapping Nenad under the bell tower. The heat and smoke nearly suffocates Nenad. Baskim feels guilt for trapping Nenad and revisits the bell where Nenad is trapped.
  • Nenad's family decides they want a new life and end up moving to Belgrade after they free Nenad from under the bell. Nenad is not used to a school with many people and as a result he does not perform well socially.


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  1. ^ "35 Films That Could Become Foreign Language Oscar Submissions". Indie Wire. Archived from the original on 6 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Filmovi u konkurenciji za domaćeg kandidata za Oskara". B92. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  3. ^ ""Enklava" - srpski kandidat za Oskara". Vijesti. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  4. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (4 September 2015). "Oscars: Serbia Selects 'Enclave' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Film on Plight of Kosovo Serbs Bids for Oscar". Balkan Insight. 7 September 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.

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