The Frog

Fast Forward 2017 / Projections:
10. 12. 2017 / 20:00h / KIC – Grand Scene / Podgorica

ŽabaElmir Jukić / Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, 2017, 78’

Director: Elmir Jukić
Screenplay: Pjer Žalica, Elmir Jukić
Director of photography: Dejan Dimeski
Costume design: Lejla Graho
Scenografija: Mario Ivezić
Production design: Mario Ivezić
Producer: Ademir Kenović
Cast: Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Aleksandar Seksan, Mirsad Tuka, Moamer Kasumović, Selma Alispahić, Boro Stjepanović, Ilir Tafa, Nermin Omić, Alisa Čajić-Drmać, Vlasta Velisavljević, Sadžida Šetić, Mugdim Avdagić


Zeko, a barber and ex-soldier suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, invites his brother Braco and his friend Švabo to Eid festivities. He intends to take advantage of the festive mood and ask his brother, a gambler and alcoholic, to change his ways. Braco doesn’t want to listen and will not take the conversation seriously. Zeko puts a razor under his brother’s neck, forcing him to promise he will change; furious, Braco leaves, telling Zeko he will never see him again, while Švabo suggests that Zeko see a psychiatrist. Alone, without his only friend and his brother, Zeko decides to kill himself – until Muki, a young man selling books door-to-door, stops him.

About the author

Elmir Jukic was born in 1971 in Sarajevo. Graduated at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. He directed in the theater and on television and published several articles in Bosnian magazines. He teaches directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. His filmography as director includes: Frog (2017), Mother (2009), Frame for the picture of my homeland (2005), Man who exchanged his home for the tunnel (1998).

Festivals and awards

Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – audience award
Međunarodni festival filmske kamere “Braća Manaki” (Macedonia) –  Bronze camera 300
Tuzla Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Zagreb Film Festival (Croatia)
Mostar Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina)