Hourglass / Peščanik

feature film- co-production


Genre: Drama

Director: Szabolcs Tolnai

Producers: Ivan Đurović, Gyorgy Durst, Szabolcs Tolnai

Co-producers: Andras David, Diana Radosavljević

Executive producers: Jelena Filipović, Miroslav Mogorović

Script writer: Szabolcs Tolnai (based on works by Danilo Kiš)

Cinematography: Gergely Poharnok

Music: Szabolcs Szoke

Editors: Georgiev Deszimira, Szilvia Ruszev

Production designer: Diana Radosavljević

Costume designer: Sosa Juristovsky

Cast: Nebojša Dugalić, Slobodan Ćustić, Jasna Žalica, Lars Rudolph, David Vojnić, Dejan Đonović

Duration: 100 min


Award for Best Director, Award for Best Sound Design – National Film Festival of Serbia 2007 (now Cinema City); FIPRESCI Award for Best Domestic Film – Sopot Film Festival 2007; Special Jury Award – Film Screenplay Festival Vrnjacka Banja 2007; Award for Best Photography and Student Jury Award – National Film Festival of Hungary, Budapest 2008; FIPRESCI Award for Best Actor in Leading Role – The Actors Festival, Niš 2008; Artistic Achievement Award – 47th Thessaloniki Film Festival, 2008.


The strange and tragic story of a man who became an unwitting witness to the holocaust is

brought the screen in this adaptation of Danilo Kis’s autobiographical novels. Eduard (Slobodan Custic) was an inspector looking after the Hungarian railroad system when the nation fell to the Nazis during World War II. More than three decades after the end of the war, Eduard’s son (Nebojsa Dugalic) begins researching a book about his late dad and his experiences in the Thirties and Forties. As the son learns more about what his father saw and experienced during the war.