The Caviar Connection

A fishing roulette about the Rat brothers, cats, dogs, and caviar.

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Global Voices
Premiere Date
June 6, 2010
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
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    2009 Trieste Film Festival-CEI Event Award
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    2009 Zagrebdox International Documentary Film Festival-Big Stamp Regional Competition Winner
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    2009 Beldocs Festival, Belgrade-Zivko Nikolic Award
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    2009 Sarajevo Film Festival-Best Documentary
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    2009 International Festival of Ethnological Films Belgrade-Grand Prix Award
  • Director

    Dragan Nikolic

    Dragan Nikolic is a screenwriter, playwright, and director. He was co-writer and assistant director for the short feature Run Rabbit Run, which received the first Cinefondasion Award at Cannes in 2003. He co-wrote the doc Made in Serbia, and served as director of photography and cinematographer Bar de Zi, which was awarded best Romanian documentary at Show more Astra Film Festival Sibiu 2007. Nikolic also wrote, directed, and shot Hot Line and National Park, which were shown at multiple festivals including IDFA 2006, Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz, Zagrebdox, and DocuFest. He authored the play Transylvania, which is staged at the Belgrade Drama Theatre. Show less


    Jovana Nikolic

    Jovana Nikolic founded the Prababa Production company in 2007. Before that, she was general manager of the arts production company KulturMobil.

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    The Film

    The Rat brothers are on quest to find the big fish — the one that will bring easy money and allow them to leave their small village in Serbia for the bright lights of Vegas. In this dramatic and often humorous tale, The Caviar Connection follows the brothers as they unsuccessfully gamble with the rules of nature and economics, and in the process become deeper without even noticing it.