Belgrade in early 1999, as NATO’s bombing campaign against the former Yugoslavian capital is at its height, a group of friends struggle to survive the attacks and sort through their personal difficulties, all the while working to keep their neighborhood basketball court intact amidst the rubble.
Rados is a young man who lives in the provinces of Yugoslavia and who has his heart set on becoming a great pianist making music for humanity, and nothing less than that. His companions at the Belgrade Academy of Music are not beset by the same economic deprivation as Rados, and they spend their time in effete pursuits, romantic liaisons, parties, and generally egocentric behavior. Rados’ simmering anger starts to heat up when he sees the enormous gap between the pretensions of the students and the nature of brilliantly composed music.
Gratinirani mozak Pupilije Ferkeverk is a short experiment as weird and extravagant as its incomprehensible title. Brains, made in collaboration with an avant-garde theatre troupe by the name of Pupilija Ferkeverk, can be viewed as a recording of a carefully constructed performance, a spontaneous ritual or simply a bunch of longhaired, sea-hugging naturists tripping, as a passionate plea in favour of individuality and freedom and an angry cry against any kind of authority.
A group of children discover the new continent of the world, uninhabited by adults. Soon, many other children are joining them in that new paradise, leaving their parents and other adults baffled on all remaining continents.
One train journey between two stations: the first one and the last one. In a second class compartment a traveler meets all kinds of people with all kinds of fates but fails to find a friend. As alone as at the beginning of the journey, he takes his suitcase, gets off the train, and disappears in the night.
In a futuristic society, contestants pit their survival skills against each other in a fight to the death for cash prizes, and the contest is aired live on television.
If a man acts according to his human believes in the war times, the ruthless war machinery can easily swallow him down.
The film was inspired by Jure Kastelan’s famous poem. Aleksandar Marks’ woodcut-style drawings graphically depict hallucinations of sick partisans marching through wastelands.