DERVIŠ I SMRT/ DEATH AND THE DERVISH

cast & crew

Title:

DERVIŠ I SMRT/DEATH AND THE DERVISH

Running time:

1h 45 min

Released:

1974.

The original format:

35 mm

Digital format:

DV PAL 720 x 576

Directed by:

Zdravko Velimirović

Screenplay by:

Meša Selimović, Borislav Mihajlović-Mihiz

Cast:

Voja Mirić, Velimir Bata Živojinović, Boris Dvornik, Olivera Katarina, Špela Rozin

Production company:

Bosna film Sarajevo, Avala film, Centar film

Director of photography:

Nenad Jovičić

Music by:

Zoran Hristić

Scenography:

Branko Brajak, Dragan Vidović

Costume design:

Milanka Sultanović

Edited by:

Iva Kosi

Synopsis:

Ahmed Nurudin, the main character of the film, is a middle-aged dervish, and head of the khaniqah/ tekke of the Mevlevi order in Ottoman Bosnia. The news brought about that his brother has been arrested for political reasons, changes his humble and peaceful life. Trying to help his brother, he confronts the authorities and society, which is seriously shaking his worldview and way of life. In addition to psychological issues, the film expresses many philosophical issues related to human life, society and politics, and also analyzes the social and political situation in Bosnia during the Ottoman Empire.

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