Regional Competition

The Caviar Connection

Dragan Nikolić

The Rat Brothers have devided Europe`s largest river into small territories... Behind them is a dam. Below them is the ground floor of their unfinshed house, always flooded. On the other river bank, it`s the European Union. The Rats Brothers have two cats, two dogs, two boats and two thousend illegal hooks to catch the caviar-loaded sturgeons who are coming upstream to spawn. They have two friends, Jerry and Granny, who are also their fishing ennemies. One fish can make them rich! ...but ‘the water cheats’, the borders are relative and the caviar rarely tastes like money.


Dragan Nikolić

Dragan Nikolić is director, scriptwriter and cinematographer. He achieved great success with previous films The Caviar Connection, National Park and Hot Line. Many of them have been screened and awarded at the renowned film festivals (IDFA, Berlinale, ZagrebDox). He was a cinematographer on Bar De Zi, the best Romanian documentary in 2007; a co-scriptwriter on Made in Serbia (2005); a co-scriptwriter and director assistant of a short fiction film Run Rabbit Run, which received the first award at Cannes Film Festival in Cinéfondation.

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Kavijar konekšn

2008, 58', color, video

Directed by:
Dragan Nikolić

Screenplay by:
Dragan Nikolić

Srđan Keča, Dejan Madić, Dragan Nikolić

Edited by:
Miloš Stojanović

Dragan Ristić

Jovana Nikolić

Produced by:
Prababa produkcija

Festivals & Awards:

ZagrebDox 2009 – Big Stamp; Sarajevo Film Festival 2009 – Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary Film; Beldocs 2009 – Živko Nikolić Award for Creative Contribution to Art Documentary Film; International Festival of Ethnological Films, Belgrade 2009 – Grand Prix; Trieste Film Festival 2009 – CEI Event Award