The Punishment

  • Kazna (Working title)
Documentary | 1999

    Brief synopsis

    The film uses interviews and cityscapes to describe the conditions in Belgrade, immediately after the NATO bombing campaign. It is a cinematic essay on dissidence and destruction, on the loss of hope and home. It is an unbiased view of the consequences that the rest of the world was never shown: the voices of an endangered opposition, spoken through the mouths of dramatists and schoolchildren, philosophers, scientists, human rights activists and combatants. The Punishment is a detailed picture of a city in Europe at the end of the 20th century.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Biljana SrbljanovicHerself (Interview) [SR]


    director of photographyJerzy Palacz
    directorGoran Rebic
    assistant editorGerald Slovak

    Production companies

    Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion GmbH [at]


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Goran Rebic2000Großer DIAGONALE-PreisBester FilmWinner